Amphibian vehicle wash plate

FIELD: transport engineering.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to development of hydrodynamic device of amphibian vehicle to improved weather worthiness. Proposed wash plate of amphibian vehicle is designed to reduced hydrodynamic resistance and wettability of hull bow. To improve handling during motion afloat and increase efficiency, wash plate is made for turning relative to in coming flow to form additional side force providing movement at smaller radii of turning circle to increase total turning moment and with distance to hull changing under action of hydraulic cylinders to find optimum position under different operating conditions.

EFFECT: improved performance of amphibian vehicle by improving its handling.

2 dwg


The invention relates to the field of transport engineering, in particular to a floating machines, and the development of a special hydrodynamic devices to improve the parameters of men's properties.

Known manageritalia shields (for example, patent USSR No. 1736758, CL 60F 3/00, 1992) are designed only to reduce the hydrodynamic resistance to movement and salivatory fore part of the hull due to the favorable interference wave systems formed by the shield and the floating machine, and improve the nature of the flow. This position manageritalia shield and its parameters are optimal only under certain conditions, which are considered the most characteristic of the floating machine.

The aim of the invention is to improve the manageability of the floating machine by expanding the capabilities of the equipment used for water or during its optimization.

This goal is realized by executing manageritalia shield sliding through the cylinders to the distance defined by the operating conditions, and rotatable about the incident flow, resulting in an additional lateral force, providing the movement with smaller radii circulation by increasing the total turning moment.

N the figure 1 shows a General view manageritalia shield in position in its simplest implementation of the invention (using cylindrical hinge), figure 2 schematically shows the operating principle of when making a turn in the movement.

Managerially shield 2 (figure 1) is a symmetric flat plate. In the transport position, the shield 2 is pressed against the windshield to the sheet body 1. The extension of the shield into position and forced the change of the distance h from the shield to the chassis depending on the operating conditions (speed floating machine νlength counter waves λ, the position of the waterline and others) in order to find its optimal position is carried out between the cylinders 3 and 4. The hydraulic cylinders 3 are used for fixing the axis of rotation of the shield, the cylinders 4 for rotation.

The operation of improving the controllability is as follows.

During rectilinear movement of the cylinders 4 are at the same distance, and managerially shield is parallel to the frontal sheet body at the optimal distance (figure 1). When applying pressure in different cavities of the hydraulic cylinder 4 is rotated volgatranstelecom shield around an axis fixed with the help of hydraulic cylinders 3. The interaction of the flow with managerialism shield leads to the formation of additional lateral forces Pb(figure 2), the value of which is determined moves the m resistance R xsquare shield, the angle of inclination of the axis of rotation of the shield relative to the vertical (angle inferior frontal sheet) and an angle of rotation of the shield α. The appearance of additional lateral forces Pbprovides movement with smaller radii circulation than when using only men of propulsion, by increasing the total turning moment Mrot.

Managerially shield floating machine designed to reduce hydrodynamic resistance and salivatory the fore part of the body, characterized in that, with the aim of improving controllability during movement afloat and efficiency, is made rotatable about the incident flow for the formation of additional lateral forces, providing the movement with smaller radii circulation by increasing the total turning torque and variable by means of hydraulic cylinders by the distance to the Cabinet to find the optimum position under different operating conditions.


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