CANADIAN ADVANCES IN SURFACE-PIERCING HYDROFOILS

Authors
  1. Jeffrey, N.E.
  2. Eames, M.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
The surface-piercing hydrofoil system exemplified by HMCS Bras d'Or is a unique development which appears to combine some characteristics of other contemporary designs but, in fact, is derived from an early concept of F.W. Baldwin and Alexander Graham Bell. Essential features of this concept are compared with those of other surface-piercing systems in a review of today's state of the art. Lessons learned from trials at sea have been incorporated in design studies of possible follow-on naval hydrofoil ships. Highlights from this continuing exploration indicate good prospects, based on important advances in key areas of design, for high performance with good seakeeping and cost benefits.
Report Number
DREA-72-2 — Presented as Paper 72-592 at the AIAA/SNAME/USN Advanced Marine Vehicles Meeting Annapolis, July 1972
Date of publication
01 Jan 1973
Number of Pages
8
Reprinted from
J of Hydronautics, vol 7, no 2, 1973, p 85-92
DSTKIM No
74-00582
CANDIS No
78010
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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