Accession Number:

AD0603517

Title:

AN INVESTIGATION OF FLEXIBLE SKIRTS FOR GROUND EFFECT MACHINES.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Sep 62-Nov 63,

Corporate Author:

KELLETT AIRCRAFT CORP PHILADELPHIA PA

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Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

192.0

Abstract:

An experimental and analytical evaluation of skirts for an overland ground effect vehicle has been conducted. Skirt lengths up to 3 feet with plenum pressures up to 60 psf were investigated. Structural, performance, and stability analyses are presented and compared with model tests, two-dimensional skirt tests, and full-scale tests. The full-scale test rig consisted of a 5-foot-wide by 10-foot-long plenum GEM with 3-foot-long skirts. Testing included performance, obstacle, and stability tests at 60-psf plenum pressure. Recommended future skirt development programs are presented. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE