Accession Number:

AD0681060

Title:

CALCULATED PARAMETERS OF AIR-CUSHION DEVICES WITH NOZZLE DEVICE AT HOVERING CONDITION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-15

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Hovering over a solid surface is one of the fundamental conditions for which calculations of the aerodynamic and power characteristics of an ACV must be made. By the method presented for calculating an ACV with a double-flow annular-nozzle arrangement, the power characteristics and aerodynamic parameters for the fan can be found if the weight of the vehicle, its hovering height, airflow configuration, and the nozzle arrangement are known. A formula is derived for finding the power required per ACV unit weight, which varies with the ratio GS G weight of the ACV S overall area of the nozzles. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE