WIG Craft and Ekranoplan

Ground Effect Craft Technology

  • Liang Yun
  • Alan Bliault
  • Johnny Doo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-15
  2. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 1-32
  3. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 33-93
  4. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 95-115
  5. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 117-145
  6. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 147-188
  7. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 189-223
  8. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 225-254
  9. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 255-281
  10. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 283-305
  11. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 307-336
  12. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 337-353
  13. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 355-372
  14. Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, Johnny Doo
    Pages 373-416
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 417-450

About this book

Introduction

WIGs (Wing in Ground) are advanced hybrid air cushion crafts and they offer the combination of speed, fuel efficiency, and ride smoothness. WIG rides above the surface like an airplane on a dynamic air cushion that is produced by the vessel’s forward motion. The adoption of WIG has been slow due to the complicated technology issues surrounding the vessel; it is a hybrid vehicle that combines marine and aviation theory, wing theory and air cushion theory, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic theory. "WIG Craft and Ekranoplan: Ground Effect Craft Technology" provides a comprehensive overview of the design, development and building of WIG vessels.

Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous  examples and  illustrative applications, Liang Yun, Alan Bliault and Johnny Doo discuss:

  • Basic principles of WIG craft technology
  • State of the art overview of WIG craft technology in the United States, Russia, Germany, China and Australia
  • Material and structural design of WIG craft
  • Lift and propulsion systems of WIG craft

WIG Craft and Ekranoplan: Ground Effect Craft Technology  will be of interest to naval engineers, aviation engineers, naval architects, and mechanical engineers interested in the development and research of wing in ground (WIG) and high performance marine vehicles.

Keywords

Hybrid air cushion crafts Marine WIG (Wig in Ground) aerodynamic and hydrodynamic theory aerodynamics air cushion theory fuel efficiency hybrid vehicle marine and aviation theory propulsion ride smoothness stability wing theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Liang Yun
    • 1
  • Alan Bliault
    • 2
  • Johnny Doo
    • 3
  1. 1.China (MARIC)Marine Design & Research Institute ofShanghaiChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.A/S Norske ShellTanangerNorway
  3. 3.Teledyne Continental MotorsMobileU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0042-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0041-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0042-5
  • About this book