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International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research

ISSN Print: 1064-2277
ISSN Online: 2152-5102

International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research


pages 305-328

Certain Current Trends and Approaches to Resolving Scientific and Engineering Problems Encountered in Designing Surface Effect Craft

V. I. Korolev
Fluid Mechanics Institute, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine
A. G. Kostin
Fluid Mechanics Institute, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine
N. V. Saltanov
Institute of Hydromechanics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

ABSTRACT

The efficiency of surface-effect craft and their place among other means of transportation are examined. The principal problems encountered in designing these machines (improving the aerodynamics, safety (stability) of motion, the problem of starting) and also various aspects of mathematical simulation of hydrofoils near a surface are analyzed. Possible approaches to solving the principal problems in designing new-generation surface-effect craft are discussed.