Structural Design and Materials



The structural configuration of a WIG comprises the same key elements as an aircraft – in particular a flying boat, see Fig. 10.1. The payload of freight or passengers is contained in a fuselage or hull. To each side are wing structures, and at the stern there will be either a single or a pair of vertical fins with rudders and a large horizontal stabiliser with elevator surfaces.


Landing Gear Design Load Hydrodynamic Load Wing Structure Bird Strike 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC)ShanghaiPR China
  2. 2.A/S Norske ShellTanangerNorway
  3. 3.Teledyne Continental MotorsMobileUSA

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