Soft Compressible Porous Mat for “Flying” Vehicles: Model and Numerical Analysis
A mathematical model for a vehicle moving along a soft porous mat is established using aerodynamics and lubrication theories, and numerical analysis is given, showing the possibility of greatly enhancing its velocity and remarkably decreasing the fuel consumption and CO2 emission.
Xiaoming Qian and Huawu Liu
Y. S. Liu and J. H. He, "Soft Compressible Porous Mat for “Flying” Vehicles: Model and Numerical Analysis", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 332-334, pp. 1535-1538, 2011