Accession Number : AD0753049
Title : Performance of the Air-Cushion-Surface-Contacting Hybrid Vehicle for Overland Operation,
Corporate Author : CARLETON UNIV OTTAWA (ONTARIO) FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Wong,J. Y.
Report Date : 13 MAR 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 10
Abstract : Although existing vehicles fully supported by an air cushion can function overland, considerable improvements in controllability and maneuverability are needed for continuous overland operation. One practical solution is to provide some degree of surface contact. The paper attempts to provide a theoretical basis for evaluating and optimizing the performance and design of a hybrid vehicle.
Descriptors : (*TRANSPORTATION, GROUND EFFECT MACHINES), (*GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, LOADS(FORCES), POWER, LIFT, DRAG, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CURVE FITTING, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, CANADA
Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE