Accession Number : ADP003814

Title :   Extended Performance Hydrofoil Program,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Meyer,J. R.

Report Date : AUG 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper traces the origin of the Extended Performance Hydrofoil (EPH) concept from the Hybrid Vehicle Investigations at the DTNSRDC starting in 1973. The potential mission applications of the EPH are discussed along with extensive model tests, computer simulation, and cavitation analyses. The work completed, design status, and future plans are also described for a demonstration vehicle based on the HIGH POINT (PCH-1) R&D hydrofoil.

Descriptors :   *Hydrofoil craft, Hybrid systems, Marine engineering, Mission profiles, Model tests, Computerized simulation, Cavitation, Research ships

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE