Accession Number:

ADA037062

Title:

A Nonlinear Vertical-Plane Mathematical Model for Air Cushion-Supported Vehicles,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

An analytical model for predicting the pitch and heave response of air-cushion-supported vehicles ACV during overland operation is developed. The effects of air compressibility and skirt contact with the supporting surface are included in the model. The resulting analytical model is used to predict the response of a JEFF B experimental model to periodically varying terrain. These predictions show excellent correlation with experimental model data, thereby serving as verification of the accuracy of the analytical model for a complete range of operating conditions for the JEFF B. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE