Accession Number : AD0639203

Title :   COUPLED RESPONSE OF A FLOAT-SUPPORTED AIRCRAFT IN A SEAWAY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : HYDRONAUTICS INC LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s) : Wong,K. K.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : A linear method for analyzing the coupled response of a float supported aircraft in a seaway has been derived. It was then applied to two specific aircraft models using the Neumann spectrum to describe the seaway and existing experimental data to estimate the drag and added mass coefficients. Through a systematic variation of the parameters governing the float system it was possible to see their effects on the response characteristics of the aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEAPLANE FLOATS, HYDRODYNAMICS), EQUATIONS OF MOTION, SEAPLANES, OCEAN WAVES, FLUID DYNAMICS, FORCE(MECHANICS)

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE