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Title: An investigation of the response of a hovercraft to surfaces performing heaving and pitching motions
Author: Thomas, Christopher D.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3518 2690
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1972
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Department of Trade and Industry
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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