Improving the river crossing capability of an amphibious vehicle


Helvacıoğlu Ş. , Helvacıoğlu İ. H. , TUNCER B.

OCEAN ENGINEERING, vol.38, pp.2201-2207, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2011.10.001
  • Title of Journal : OCEAN ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.2201-2207

Abstract

A study of an Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (AAPC) was conducted to enhance its amphibious capability by considering floatability, stability and resistance/propulsion characteristics and its performance during a river crossing operation. Existing data for an Armoured Personnel Carrier including the geometry, weight distribution and speed range were utilized in this study. Initial resistance and flow visualization tests showed that water enters into the driver compartment and that there is a need for a head plate in order to prevent water build-up at the front of the driver's periscope.