Accession Number : AD0434300


Title :   THE GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF WINGED GROUND EFFECT MACHINES


Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ


Personal Author(s) : Summers, D R ; Carr, G P ; Metzko, J J ; Nixon, W B ; Wojciechowicz, Jr, A F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/434300.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 158


Abstract : Performance and stability advantages were determined for the addition of wings to a ground effect machine. The work is both theoretical and experimental, the later being accomplished both with models and a winged version of the full scale Curtiss-Wright Air Car. Results indicate that substantial gains in both performance and stability are attainable by such a hybrid machine when compared to the pure GEM. For the high speed cruise condition, wings will be found most beneficial if the base loading of the craft is not excessive.


Descriptors :   *GROUND EFFECT MACHINES , DRAG , LIFT , MANEUVERABILITY , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , STABILITY , WINGS


Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE