Accession Number:

AD0712773

Title:

A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR ASSAULT BOAT MOTION IN WAVES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1968-Jun 1969

Corporate Author:

OCEANICS INC PLAINVIEW NY

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

A six degree of freedom mathematical model of an assault boat landing on and retracting off a sloping beach through surf is developed based on both theoretical and experimental results. Included are the effects of wave refraction, winds, shoaling breaking and wave run-up on the beach. Control forces and moments resulting from the coxswain ability to alter the throttles and rudders are also included. This report is to serve as a basis for the development of a real time assault boat simulator for the training of coxswains.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE