Accession Number : ADA123988


Title :   Additional Smooth and Rough Water Trials of SKI-CAT.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DAVIDSON LAB


Personal Author(s) : Fridsma,Gerard ; Brown,Peter Ward


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a123988.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Further tests of SKI-CAT were made in smooth and rough water. Smooth water results confirmed the performance results of previous trials. An upper limit control boundary was established which restricts the flap angle to more negative angles as speed or RPM is increased. Rough water tests were a repeat also with performance and seakeeping results similar to those found earlier. Following seas account for small reductions in the accelerations and motions of SKI-CAT over against the head seas results. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MARINE TRANSPORTATION , *CATAMARANS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , ACCELERATION , RESISTANCE , TEST METHODS , TABLES(DATA) , FLAPS(CONTROL SURFACES) , HYBRID SYSTEMS , SHIP HULLS , MARINE PROPULSION , LIFT TO DRAG RATIO , DRAG REDUCTION , SEAWORTHINESS , HYDROFOILS


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE