Accession Number:

ADA028941

Title:

Additional Research on an Automatic Air Valving Surface Effects Device (AAVSED).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 75-Jul 76,

Corporate Author:

FORGE AEROSPACE INC WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

204.0

Abstract:

Theoretical analysis of the AAVSED concept for air cushion vehicles was conducted. The results are presented in the form of parametric design curves, by which the characteristics of devices suitable for specific operational requirements could be determined. Laboratory tests of scale model devices were conducted to validate the analysis andor to determine empirical adjustments to the design curves. Additional research is recommended, specifically to investigate the flow through the valve system and to define the pressure loss characteristics.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE