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Air Cushion Craft Development

by Peter J. Mantle

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Published by University Press of the Pacific .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary Science,
  • Transportation,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • General,
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering,
  • Technology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages532
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8272123M
    ISBN 100898750873
    ISBN 109780898750874
    OCLC/WorldCa56990940

    The Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) is a high-speed, over-the-beach, fully amphibious landing craft capable of carrying a ton payload. During the advanced development .   The air cushion holds it high above waves and land obstructions, making the craft superbly amphibious (equally capable of traveling on land or water or gliding smoothly from one to the other). That's why military hovercraft, designed for swift beach landings, are often called LCACs (Landing Craft Air Cushion).

    Air cushion technology allows this vehicle to reach more than 70 percent of the world's coastline, while only about 15 percent of that coastline is accessible by conventional landing craft. Hovercraft float on a cushion of air that has been forced under the craft by a fan. This causes the craft to rise or lift. The amount of lift can range from 6" to " (mm to 2,mm) depending on the size of the hovercraft.

    This report provides an overview of the research conducted at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL) to improve Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) crew selection. The report includes background information, crew task analysis procedures, identification of critical skills, and the development of selection tests. existing crafts. For this reason, a statistical database has been created using publicly available information. A regression analysis has been performed using the data collected and the trend lines for every case have been derived. For the validation of the code, LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion) is used as the reference vehicle.


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Air Cushion Craft Development by Peter J. Mantle Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book examines the air cushion craft in its various forms and accumulates the results of those who have helped in its development, in order to determine the present state-of-the-art. Naturally, on a subject as broad as this and containing many important details, the study frequently must be selective and sometimes qualitative.

Theory and Design of Air Cushion Craft: Yun, Liang, Bliault, Alan: : by: Get this from a library. Air cushion craft development. [Peter J Mantle; David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center. Systems Development Department.]. Development of the air cushion theory is closely related to the development of hovercrafts themselves, particularly of flexible skirts.

Early air cushion vehicles were conceived with the object of drag reduction for a marine craft. The concept of injecting lubricating air over the wetted surface was replaced by the use of a thicker air cushion.

A technical summary is given of the development of air cushion craft from their inception to the present day. The designation 'air cushion craft' encompasses any craft that relies on a cushion of air for a significant part of its support and operates in close proximity to the surface.

Abstract: A technical summary is given of the development of air cushion craft from their inception to the present day. The designation 'air cushion craft' encompasses any craft that relies on a cushion of air for a significant part of its support and.

Gennadiy Pavlov is a Maritime Engineer who has worked on development of a number of High Performance Marine Vessels including Air Cavity Craft at More Shipbuilding Association, Feodosiya, Crimea. Liang Yun is a professor who has worked on High Performance Marine Vessels including Air Cushion Vehicles, Surface Effect Ships, Wing in Ground Effect Craft.

hovercraft. Powerful blowers are used to force air into the volume underneath the craft. The hovercraft’s skirt, which is labelled in Figure 3, traps much of the air being forced under the craft and creates a ‘cushion’ of air pressure.

The skirt also helps to force air against the surface directly below the hovercraft. A hovercraft, also known as an air-cushion vehicle or ACV, is an amphibious craft capable of travelling over land, water, mud, ice, and other surfaces.

Hovercraft use blowers to produce a large volume of air below the hull, or air cushion, that is slightly above atmospheric pressure. The pressure difference between the higher pressure air below the hull and lower pressure ambient air. A hovercraft uses an air compressor to provide an air cushion contained within a skirt fastened around the craft.

The mass of the craft is kg, and the craft has a pressurized area of 3 m x 8 m, The average clearance above the water surface is 3 cm. The velocity of the air is low at the center of the cushion. Yun L, Bliault A () Air cushion craft.

Arnold Publishers (now Hodder Headline, Part of Elsevier), London. ISBN 0 7 (UK), ISBN 0 3 (Wiley) Google Scholar. Buy Air Cushion Craft Development by Peter J Mantle online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at $ Shop now. This definitive text describes the theory and design both of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACV) and Surface Effect Ships (SES).

It begins by introducing hovercraft types and their development and application throughout the world in the last three decades, before going on to discuss the theoretical aspects of ACV and SES craft covering their hovering performance, dynamic trim.

Get this from a library. A technical summary of air cushion craft development. [Peter J Mantle; Naval Ship Research and Development Center.].

Corps Combat Development Command, Doctrine Division (C 42), Russell Road, Suite A, Quantico, VA or by fax to (DSN ) or by E-mail to [email protected]   This definitive text describes the theory and design both of Air Cushion Vehicles (ACV) and Surface Effect Ships (SES).

Development is explained in the context of historical background for all the different craft; Air Cushion Craft. Pages *immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID crisis.

ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook. N TITLE. Advanced Structural Development for Air Cushion Vehicles TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Materials/Processes. ACQUISITION PROGRAM: Joint Maritime Assault Connector (JMAC), ACAT is TBD, PMS OBJECTIVE: Development of lightweight advanced material solutions for the primary Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) hull structure and superstructure that will.

This paper concentrates on some of its operational performance characteristics and discusses these together with a comparative analysis of the air cushion craft and other means of transportation, including CTOL aircraft, helicopters, and ships.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. For LCAC as a generic term for military assault hovercraft, see LCAC. Hovercraft employed as a landing craft. Type of Landing craft. LCAC. A US Navy LCAC maneuvers to enter the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge.

Type. Air cushion technology at home and abroad has been applied for many years; air cushion technology can be used for the overall movement of drilling equipment. It can be adopted using a non-self-propelled loaded large air cushion platform, and then matched with the appropriate running gear and a large air cushion platform supporting smooth movement for all drilling .WING-IN-GROUND CRAFT.

A wing-in-ground (WIG) craft is defined as a vessel capable of operating completely above the surface of the water on a dynamic air cushion created by aerodynamic lift due to the ground effect between the vessel and the water's surface.

WIG craft are capable of operating at speeds in excess of knots.Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.