Accession Number : AD0454969

Title :   ON THE FLEXIBLE-FLAP DAMPER FOR AIR-CUSHION VEHICLES,

Corporate Author : HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s) : Hsu,C. C.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : An approximate analysis of the general dynamic characteristics of a two-dimensional air-cushion craft with hinged flexible flaps, employing lumped-parameter assumptions, is made. The free oscillation system is, in general, stable. With the proper selection of inertia stiffness, flap damping, and geometrical configuration, the flexible flap may effectively be used as a forced motion damper. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, THEORY), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, DESIGN, OSCILLATION, EQUATIONS, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, MOTION, DAMPING, FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE