Accession Number : AD0774394

Title :   Static Two Dimensional Performance of a Cushion Fed Air Cushion Landing System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Carreras,Eduardo M.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Tests were conducted on a two dimensional model of the trunk region of an air cushion landing system to determine the performance under different flow conditions. The purpose of these tests was to evaluate the effect of the trunk to cushion flow ratio, the cushion to trunk pressure ratio, the flow injection angle and the ratio of the escape area to the nozzle area. Performance was characterized by the ratio of the horsepower required to the horsepower required by an ideal plenum air cushion device under the same conditions. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Air cushion vehicles, *Landing aids, Nozzle gas flow, Nozzle area ratio, Fluid mechanics, Orifices, Theses

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE