Accession Number : AD0767680

Title :   Turning Characteristics of the Bell 100 Ton Surface Effect Ship.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Myers,Kenneth Randall

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : The turning characteristics of the Bell 100 ton captured Air Bubble Surface Effect Ship (CAB/SES) are studied with the aid of the Oceanic Incorporated computer simulation. The craft's motions for straight runs, straight runs with waves and turning runs under calm water conditions, are compared with the final set of computer simulation turning maneuvers with waves involving changing speeds, wavelengths, wave amplitudes, and final rudder angles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, MANEUVERABILITY), (*SHIPS, GROUND EFFECT), MARINE SURFACE PROPULSION, OCEAN WAVES, MARINE RUDDERS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE