Accession Number:

ADA220947

Title:

WAVESTRIDER Hullform Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR RESEARCH CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

The WAVESTRIDER concept was proposed by Ketron, Inc. as an over-the-horizon transporter of Marine Corps tracked amphibian vehicles. DTRC was requested to assess the validity of the WAVESTRIDER technology, the maturity of the WAVESTRIDER design process and the compatibility of the WAVESTRIDER concept with amphibious assault assets and practices. From analyses, model tests, and at-sea trials, the conclusion of the Navys evaluation is that the WAVESTRIDER concept is basically flawed. Keywords Transport ships HydrofoilsPlaning hulls.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE