Accession Number : AD0763862

Title :   On the Applications of Air Cushion Technology to Overland Transport,

Corporate Author : CARLETON UNIV OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Wong,Jo-Yung

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : During the past few years a variety of designs of air cushion vehicle for overland applications has emerged. They may be grouped into three categories: self-propelled, fully air cushion supported vehicle; air cushion trailer; and air cushion--surface contacting hybrid vehicle. Although a number of trials have been carried out to assess the performance of these vehicles with differing characteristics, their potential roles in cross-country transport have not been investigated in a systematic way. The report attempts to provide a general methodology for assessing the performance of these three basic types of air cushion vehicle from techno-economic viewpoints.

Descriptors :   (*GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), GROUND EFFECT, TRACKED VEHICLES, TOWING VEHICLES, DRAG, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, CANADA

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE