Accession Number:

AD0787664

Title:

A Guide to Assess the Operational Implications of New Ship Design Concepts. Part III

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

This report covers concluding work performed for the Office of Naval Research, Naval Analysis Programs, under Contract N00014-70-C-0426. Two previous reports have been published under the same title Part I, ORI TR 667, 11 June 1967, AD 728003 Part II, ORI TR 741, 22 March 1973, AD 759376. Part 3 provides basic guidance and understanding to the planning analyst in the area of inherent operational advantages and limitations of the three major high-performance ship concepts under development today 1 Small-Waterplane-Area Twin-Hull SWATH 2 submerged-foil hydrofoil and 3 Air Cushion Supported Vehicles ACV and SES. Many other concepts are briefly introduced. Concept descriptions, basic trade-offs, basic operational qualities, size range limitations and operational implicationspotential applications are included. Discussion tends to be subjective and is designed to alert the analyst to potential problem areas rather than provide quantitative assessment of the concepts. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE