Accession Number:

AD0699422

Title:

PRELIMINARY STUDIES OF A WHEEL PUMP FOR THE PROPULSION OF FLOATING VEHICLES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DAVIDSON LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

A propulsion device for an amphibious wheeled vehicle is described. This device, which is an integral part of the vehicle wheels, pumps water between the tire rim and the brake drum inboard into a stationary collector which turns the water rearward, thereby generating forward thrust. Results of preliminary tests conducted on a stationary pumping system and when mounted on a M151 14-ton truck are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles
  • Marine Engineering
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE