Vessels with suspension

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by JonathanCole, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. kach22i
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    Are there any real life working models or examples of this which you can share?
     
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    A simple experiment:

    Take a plastic cup, put a small hole (an orifice) . Press it in a sink with water below the waterline slowly (speed of a wave). Pull it up slowly. Simple. The simple orifice now function essentially, just like a shock absorber. The hull is also 'glued' down to the water by suction force. This should dramatically change the motion. This effect is easily varied/throttled by merely adjusting the orifice size.
     

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