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Fish Scales Reducing Boat Accelerations
SUMMARY Lehigh University has developed plates, similar to fish scales, that are mounted on the bottom of a boat. The plates are designed to deform and/or deflect under water pressure in such a way that the maximum vertical acceleration of the boat is reduced. The invention is applicable to small high-speed boats, as they suffer heavily from vertical...
Published: 11/6/2012   |   Inventor(s): Joachim Grenestedt
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Category(s): Mechanical Systems
Boat Suspension
SUMMARY Lehigh University has developed a boat suspension system that absorbs, deflects and otherwise mitigates undesirable hull motions while increasing rider comfort, vessel stability and maneuvering performance at high speeds. There are on the order of 18 million pleasure boats in the US, a substantial fraction of which are powerboats. Most of these...
Published: 5/16/2012   |   Inventor(s): Joachim Grenestedt
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Category(s): Mechanical Systems