Wing in Ground Effect

This page contains public domain references that are useful in designing and predicting the performance of WIG craft.
Ċ AGARD406351GroundEffectMachines.pdf
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NATO technical summary on the design, performance and control of ground and waterborne ground effect craft  4888k v. 2 Aug 31, 2010, 6:15 AM Richard Abbott
Ċ DSTO-GD-0201WinginGroundEffectCraftReview.pdf
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Australian Department of Defense review of ground effect high speed water vehicles for defense applications  9345k v. 2 Aug 31, 2010, 6:19 AM Richard Abbott
Ċ IMO-MSC-Circ1054.pdf
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International Maritime Organisation, Interim guidelines for WIG craft (Dec. 2002)  821k v. 2 Aug 31, 2010, 6:21 AM Richard Abbott
Ċ IMO-MSC-Circ1162.pdf
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International Maritime Organisation, skills and training for officers on a WIG craft  195k v. 2 Aug 31, 2010, 6:21 AM Richard Abbott
Ċ NACA-TM-77WingResitanceNeartheGround.pdf
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NACA-TM-77 Wing Resistance Near the Ground  389k v. 1 Aug 31, 2010, 6:24 AM Richard Abbott
Ċ NACATN1973-TheoreticalSpanwiseLuftDistributionsforLowAspectRatioWings.pdf
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NACA-TN-1973 Theoretical Span-wise Lift Distributions of Low-Aspect-Ratio Wings at Speeds Below and Above the Speed of Sound  793k v. 1 Aug 31, 2010, 6:23 AM Richard Abbott
Ċ NASA-TN-D-3885Investigationofthefreeflightcharacteristicsandhandlingqualitiesofagroundeffectmachine.pdf
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NASA-TN-D-3885 Investigation of the Free Flight Characteristics and Handling Qualities of a Ground Effect Machine  1368k v. 1 Aug 31, 2010, 6:29 AM Richard Abbott
Ċ NASA-TN-D-5662EffectofgroundproximityonlongcharacteristicsonaAR10wing.pdf
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NASA-TN-D-5662 Effects of Ground Proximity on the longitudinal Aerodynamic Characteristics of an Unswept Aspect-Ratio-10 Wing  3957k v. 1 Aug 31, 2010, 6:32 AM Richard Abbott
Ċ NASA-TN-D-926AerodynamicCharacteristicsofLowaspectratioWIG.pdf
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NASA-TN-D-926 Aerodynamic Characteristics of Low-Aspect-Ratio Wings in Close Proximity to the Ground  3322k v. 2 Aug 31, 2010, 6:28 AM Richard Abbott
Ċ NASA-TN-D-970WIGwingwithandwithoutendplates.pdf
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NASA-TN-D-970 Effect of Ground effect Proximity on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Aspect-Ratio-1 Airfoils with and without End Plates  2191k v. 1 Aug 31, 2010, 6:28 AM Richard Abbott
Ċ NLR-TP-2002-506AerodynamicInvestigationsonawingingroundeffect.pdf
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NLR-TP-2002-506 Aerodynamic Investigations on a Wing in Ground Effect  724k v. 1 Aug 31, 2010, 6:34 AM Richard Abbott
WIG Basic Performance Calculation
Spreadsheet to calculate basic performance characteristics for a wing in ground effect craft.  Oct 8, 2013, 3:42 AM Richard Abbott