Accession Number : AD0893177

Title :   An Analysis of Amphibious Cargo Barge Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRESEARCH INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Betts, M. B. ; Hansen, C. D.

Report Date : 30 OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : This report summarizes a study of several towed cargo barge systems. Cargo movement performance is determined for systems containing displacement, planing hull, hydrofoil and air cushion barges towed by displacement craft, air cushion craft or helicopters. The utility of these towed systems is assessed in amphibious and replenishment operations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BARGES, CARGO SHIPS), (*HELICOPTERS, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS), TOWED VEHICLES, GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, TUGBOATS, HYDROFOIL CRAFT, LANDING CRAFT, FUEL CONSUMPTION, DRAG, SHIP HULLS, HANDLING, WEIGHT, REDUCTION, SHIP DECKS, NAVAL OPERATIONS, PLANING SURFACES, TOWED BODIES.

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE