Theory and Design of Air Cushion Craft - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780340676509, 9780080519067

Theory and Design of Air Cushion Craft

1st Edition

Authors: Liang Yun Alan Bliault
Hardcover ISBN: 9780340676509
eBook ISBN: 9780080519067
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 26th May 2000
Page Count: 632
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Description

Introduction to hovercraft Air cushion theory Steady drag forces Stability Trim and water surface deformation under the cushion Manoeuvrability Design and analysis of ACV and SES skirts Motions in waves Model experiments and scaling laws Design methodology and performance estimation Determination of principal dimensions of ACVSES Lift system design Skirt design Structural design Propulsion system design Power unit selection.

Key Features

  • Guides the reader on how to perform machinery and systems selection within ACV and SES overall design
  • For teachers, students (both at under- and post-graduate level), engineers and technicians involved in ACV/SES

Readership

Postgraduates and professionals in marine engineering. Hovercraft enthusiasts

Table of Contents

Introduction to hovercraft Air cushion theory Steady drag forces Stability Trim and water surface deformation under the cushion Manoeuvrability Design and analysis of ACV and SES skirts Motions in waves Model experiments and scaling laws Design methodology and performance estimation Determination of principal dimensions of ACVSES Lift system design Skirt design Structural design Propulsion system design Power unit selection.

Details

No. of pages:
632
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2000
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080519067
Hardcover ISBN:
9780340676509

About the Author

Liang Yun

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Deputy Chief Naval Architect, Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC)

Alan Bliault

Affiliations and Expertise

Shell International Exploration and Production, The Netherlands