Accession Number : AD0667608

Title :   THE STABILITY OF THE AMPHIBIOUS CRAFT LVTP-X12 IN WAVES AND SURF,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Patterson,W. Robert

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : The lateral mass and damping coefficients for the amphibious vehicle are determined experimentally. The values are examined for their dependency on speed, water depth, and bottom slope. Wave forces acting on the fixed model are also measured experimentally in both deep water and shoal water with sloped bottom. The linearized equations of motion are solved for the calm water case and for several particular cases in waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES, STABILITY), HYDRODYNAMICS, OCEAN WAVES, RESPONSE, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, LANDING CRAFT, MODEL TESTS, ROLL, DAMPING, YAW, SHIP HULLS, VELOCITY, SHALLOW WATER, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE