Accession Number : AD0164027

Title :   Contoured Sidewalls for Captured Air Bubble Surface Effect Ships.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Robert M.

Report Date : 06 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The patent relates to an arrangement for altering the wetted area of a sidewall captured air bubble surface effect ship to minimize frictional drag by contouring the sidewalls in such a manner as to provide only the required sidewall area necessary to prevent air leakage throughout the operating range of the craft.

Descriptors :   (*SHIP STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, *PATENTS), (*GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, *SHIPS), SHIP HULLS, DESIGN, FLUID FLOW, FRICTION, DRAG

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE