Seacoaster advanced marine vehicle. Final report

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The Seacoaster combines the high efficiencies of Surface Effect Ships (SES) with simple catamaran hull construction. It has blower pressurized air cushions that support some 80-90 percent of displacement and hence the high efficiencies. However, unlike the SES, there are no expensive and high maintenance flexible seals. Each catamaran sidehull has a simple recess molded or built into its underside. Powered blowers direct pressurized air into such recesses and thereby create lifting air cushions. There are no flexible seals of any kind and there is no air cushion between the sidehulls. Extensive towed model tests were conducted that showed the ... continued below

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Burg, D. August 18, 1998.

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The Seacoaster combines the high efficiencies of Surface Effect Ships (SES) with simple catamaran hull construction. It has blower pressurized air cushions that support some 80-90 percent of displacement and hence the high efficiencies. However, unlike the SES, there are no expensive and high maintenance flexible seals. Each catamaran sidehull has a simple recess molded or built into its underside. Powered blowers direct pressurized air into such recesses and thereby create lifting air cushions. There are no flexible seals of any kind and there is no air cushion between the sidehulls. Extensive towed model tests were conducted that showed the viability of the invention.

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  • Other: DE98007493
  • Report No.: DOE/EE/15667--T1
  • Grant Number: FG01-96EE15667
  • DOI: 10.2172/359458 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 359458
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688858

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Burg, D. Seacoaster advanced marine vehicle. Final report, report, August 18, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688858/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.