Hydrodynamic Model Evaluation of a Series of Planing LVA Concepts
Final rept. Nov 1975-Apr 1976
STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DAVIDSON LAB
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The results of hydrodynamic model tests of a series of four hulls suitable for an LVA planing-hull concept are presented and analyzed. The performance, seakeeping and habitability characteristics are discussed, together with the effects of fitting bow flaps, chine flaps and transom flaps. The transom flap is shown to be an efficient method of trim control. Satisfactory performance is obtained without the use of chine flaps and the impact accelerations are well below the habitability criterion.
- Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
- Marine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods