Accession Number : AD0434581


Title :   PROPULSION CHARACTERISTICS OBTAINED WITH VERTICAL AXIS PROPELLERS FOR LCU (A) REPRESENTED BY MODEL 4952,


Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C


Personal Author(s) : Dickerson,Mary C


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Propulsion tests, including investigation of bollard pull capabilities, were conducted on Model 4952 representing the Utility Landing Craft, Assault LCU(A) FY 1963. The craft is propelled by two vertical axis propellers with an installed horsepower of 680. As a result of the poor propeller performance due to air drawing in the bollard pull astern tests, it is recommended that the stern lines be altered. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MARINE PROPELLERS , MARINE PROPELLERS , LANDING CRAFT , PROPULSION SYSTEMS , MODEL TESTS , SHIP HULLS , MANEUVERABILITY , FLUID FLOW , HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS


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