The dead weight of the airship and the number of passengers that can be carried

Colonel Crocco
naca-tn-80
January, 1922


In order to determine an approximate formula giving the weight of a dead load as a function of the volume (V) of the envelope and of the maximum velocity (v), we will take the relative weight of the various parts of the airship (P(sub v), M, V, A, T(sup 34)), adopting a mean value of the coefficients determined. This formula may be adopted both for semi-rigid airships with suspended nacelle and non-rigid envelope, with or without internal suspensions. It may also be adapted to airships with rigid longitudinal beam, with power units on external supports or in nacelles, and with non-rigid envelopes, with or without internal bracing cables.

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