Accession Number : ADA111813

Title :   The Performance of a Small 14 Ton Tracked Amphibian in Calm and Rough Water.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 81-Jan 82,

Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DAVIDSON LAB

Personal Author(s) : Fridsma,G ; Klosinski,W E

PDF Url : ADA111813

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Calm and rough water tests were performed on a 1/6 scale model of a small 14 ton amphibious tracked vehicle. The program was carried out over a range of speeds to 12 mph at two load conditions with variations in the wheel-track suspension and bow flap configurations. In addition to describing the model, apparatus and test procedures, the report presents and analyzes the data. A discussion of the results includes a performance comparison with the large 26 ton amphibian, the LVTP-7. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Amphibious vehicles, *Tracked vehicles, Hydrodynamics, Control systems, Ship hulls, Ship bows, Flaps(Control surfaces), Configurations, Head on orientation, Ocean waves, Immersion, Drag, Trim angle, Performance tests, Power levels, Computerized simulation, Pitch(Motion), Heaving, Suspension devices, Wheels, Scale models

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE