Accession Number:

AD0763862

Title:

On the Applications of Air Cushion Technology to Overland Transport,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CARLETON UNIV OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

During the past few years a variety of designs of air cushion vehicle for overland applications has emerged. They may be grouped into three categories self-propelled, fully air cushion supported vehicle air cushion trailer and air cushion--surface contacting hybrid vehicle. Although a number of trials have been carried out to assess the performance of these vehicles with differing characteristics, their potential roles in cross-country transport have not been investigated in a systematic way. The report attempts to provide a general methodology for assessing the performance of these three basic types of air cushion vehicle from techno-economic viewpoints.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE