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An investigation of the response of a hovercraft to surfaces performing heaving and pitching motions

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posted on 11.07.2018, 11:57 authored by Christopher D. Thomas
The rapid development of hovercraft during the past decade has involved a concentrated effort on research and development to overcome the problems associated with a new form of transport. Some of the problems have not yet been solved and, in particular, the question of ride and stability characteristics is most important. An experimental and theoretical study has been made to achieve a method of prediction of stiffness and damping parameters through the change of cushion pressure during forcing of the cushion. [Continues.]

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Great Britain, Department of Trade and Industry.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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© Christopher David Thomas

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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1972

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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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