A theoretical investigation of the effect of partial wing lift of hydrodynamic landing characteristics of V-bottom seaplanes in step impacts

Joseph L. Sims, Emmanuel Schnitzer
Nov 1952

A theoretical investigation is made of the loads and motions in water-landing impacts of wide prismatic V-bottom seaplanes for constant partial wing-lift conditions where the resultant velocity of the seaplane is normal to the keel. An approximate method is given for applying the results of this investigation to the more general case of oblique impact. The increase in vertical hydrodynamic load factor due to wing-lift reduction is shown to be approximately 133 percent of the decrease in air load.

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