DRAG STUDIES OF COUPLED AMPHIBIANS
STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DAVIDSON LAB
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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.
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
- Marine Engineering