Browse Publications Technical Papers 2020-01-5043
2020-04-21

Exploration of Partially Levitated Transport Mode Using Buoyancy Phenomenon of Two Different Fluids 2020-01-5043

This study focuses primarily on finding the buoyancy phenomenon that could pose a lower resistance force in the accelerating boat model. A macroscopic approach is hosted for designing a buoyancy-based transportation system that develops a cost-effective hovering process with the help of air-assisted heave compensation method. This is a prospective method where draft value for any load could be reduced by using this air-assisted heave compensation technique. The boat model fitted with air vessels is designed and tested in the towing tank to estimate the towing power. It is towed in a water tank using dead weights fitted on the towing rope. Using the similitude analysis, the model and prototype parameters are estimated. The water displacement modeling is demonstrated based on the buoyancy zero-line criteria for the boat model fitted with the air vessels. The different types of resistance force involving inland water vehicles and ground vehicles are discussed. An innovative ride model is presented with the help of the buoyancy phenomenon of water and air. Based on the results, an integrated suspension and propulsion system can be experimentally verified in order to successfully execute the real-time working model in the future.

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