Accession Number : AD0004844
Title : LONGITUDINAL STABILITY EQUATIONS FOR HYDROFOIL CRAFT WITH CONSTANT LIFT CONTROL SYSTEM
Descriptive Note : Technical memo.
Corporate Author : HYDROFOIL CORP ANNAPOLIS MD
Personal Author(s) : Kahr, C H
Report Date : Oct 1952
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : Longitudinal equations of motion are developed for a tandem foil hydrofoil craft with a constant lift control on the forward hydrofoil. The roots of the characteristic stability equation are interpreted in terms of the physical motions expected for the craft. Several of the component stability modes involved are independent of one another, thus permitting simplified solutions to the general case of 4 degrees of freedom without loss of accuracy. Control inertia and mass unbalance are shown to have a negligible effect upon the hydrofoil craft motions. The short period craft oscillation can be isolated in study by assuming constant forward velocity of the craft. Numerical correlation was based upon the Lantern configuration developed by the Hydrofoil Corp.
Descriptors : *HYDROFOIL CRAFT , *STABILITY , *HYDROFOILS , EQUATIONS OF MOTION , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , NUMERICAL ANALYSIS , MOTION , ACCURACY , CORRELATION , SOLUTIONS(GENERAL) , LOSSES , EQUATIONS , LIFT , SIMPLIFICATION , THRUST , INERTIA , FORWARD AREAS , VELOCITY , CONTROL
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE