Empirical Design of Peripheral Collision Protection Structure for the Arctic Surface Effect Vehicle
Research and development rept.
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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Collision protection for the Arctic surface effect vehicle ASEV was investigated and a collision protection philosophy developed for peripheral protection. Several peripheral protection schemes were evaluated and the most promising further developed and evaluated in a collision test program. A procedure is proposed for the design of discrete collision protection elements, and a computer program is documented which is a useful design tool when thin- wall tubes serve as the energy-absorbing elements.
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles