2913 “Advanced Marine Vehicles: A Critical Review”



“Advanced Marine Vehicles: A Critical Review”, by Peter van Oossanen, Published in the Proceedings of the Symposium Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of CETENA, Genoa, Italy, October 1987 (Id No. 2913).

In this paper the main types of advanced marine vehicles are described in terms of their potential with respect to speed, size, required propulsion power, behaviour in a seaway, and cost. The vehicles considered are: small-waterplane twin-hull (SWATH) ships, high-length planing craft with high deadrise, hydrofoil craft with fully submerged foil systems, surface effect ships (SES), and air-cushion vehicles (ACV).