Accession Number : AD0712773


Title :   A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR ASSAULT BOAT MOTION IN WAVES


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 1968-Jun 1969


Corporate Author : OCEANICS INC PLAINVIEW NY


Personal Author(s) : Kaplan, Paul ; Ward, Lawrence W ; Sargent, Theordore P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/712773.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1969


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : A six degree of freedom mathematical model of an assault boat landing on and retracting off a sloping beach through surf is developed based on both theoretical and experimental results. Included are the effects of wave refraction, winds, shoaling breaking and wave run-up on the beach. Control forces and moments resulting from the coxswain ability to alter the throttles and rudders are also included. This report is to serve as a basis for the development of a real time assault boat simulator for the training of coxswains.


Descriptors :   *OCEAN WAVES , *LANDING CRAFT , TRAINING DEVICES , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , MOTION , SHALLOW WATER , HYDRODYNAMICS , BEACHES , NAVAL TRAINING , SIMULATION , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , WIND


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE