Accession Number:

ADA024407

Title:

Hydrodynamic Model Evaluation of a Series of Planing LVA Concepts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1975-Apr 1976

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DAVIDSON LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

148.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Marine Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE