Thesis / Dissertation

The Application of Surface Effect Ships to Freight Transport

Paul John Minty, Colin Burvill (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

The research project was conducted in two phases. The first phase, a policy-based investigation of the application of a suitable technology to commercial freight transport in Southeast Asia, concluded that the candidate technology that best met the sought objectives was a hybrid catamaran hovercraft configuration, or Surface Effect Ship (SES). In the second phase, a specific physical issue associated with the Surface Effect Ship (SES) reported in the available literature was investigated, specifically, the control of water-wave induced ship motions caused by air pressure resonance in the SES air cushion. Air pressure resonance was investigated experimentally using a custom designed and fab..

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