Side-by-Side Seakeeping and Power Plant Comparisons of the Surface Effect Ships (SES) USCGC SEA HAWK and USN SES-200
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
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The performance characteristics of the U.S. Coast Guard 110 Surface Effect Ship SES CGC SEA HAWK and 160 U.S. Navy SES-200 are documented and compared. Engine performance in calm water and side-by-side rough water sea keeping performance tests were conducted in the Atlantic Ocean south of the Key West, Florida. The SES-200 ride control system was evaluated in the seaway. THe NASA Ride Quality Meter and Bruel and Kjaer Human Response Vibration Meter are compared and were used to document the discomfort level and human fatigue on board the SEA HAWK.
- Marine Engineering
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems