Accession Number:

AD0641119

Title:

DRAG STUDIES OF COUPLED AMPHIBIANS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DAVIDSON LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The report describes tests conducted to obtain the hydrodynamic drag characteristics of coupled models of the LVTP-5. Problems of swamping and broaching were also studied, and are discussed. It was found that the total resistance of a train of five vehicles is less than twice the resistance of a single vehicle. If propulsive efficiency is unaffected by coupling, this represents a potential speed gain of almost 50 percent.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE