Accession Number : ADD001175
Title : Slantback, Compliant Surface Effect Vehicle Skirt.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Brooks,Eugene N , Jr
Report Date : 17 Jun 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : The patent application relates to a configuration whereby the skirt of a surface effects vehicle is made up of a plurality of elements which are slanted toward the stern of the vessel. Each element partially rests upon and/or supports the adjacent elements. This configuration reduces skirt drag, cushion leakage, skirt wear, as well as reducing the impact forces transmitted to the vehicle itself.
Descriptors : *Surface effect vehicles, *Skirts, Patents, Air cushion vehicles, Configurations, Drag reduction
Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE