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Complex numerical modeling of dynamics and crashes of wing-in-ground vehicles

Kornev, Nikolai and Matveev, Konstantin (1993) Complex numerical modeling of dynamics and crashes of wing-in-ground vehicles. AIAA Papers, AIAA 2003-600. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics .

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The Wing-In-Ground craft (WIG), a vehicle flying in the ground effect, is a promising transportation means of the near future. This paper describes mathematical modeling of WIG motion in all regimes, such as planing, take-off, transition to flight, and flight itself. The model, which includes nonlinear hydroaerodynamics, serves as a base for simulation of motion. The theory developed here enhances the process of designing WIG vehicles; its advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The results of numerical modeling are compared with experimental data obtained for planing and flight regimes of motion. The model is applied for studying emergency problems in WIG operation.

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Group:Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center
Subject Keywords:Wing-In-Ground craft
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