THERMODYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF UNDERWATER STEAM JET PROPULSION.
NOTRE DAME UNIV IND COLL OF ENGINEERING
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The thermodynamic analysis of an underwater steam jet propulsion system for generation of high underwater speeds is presented. Considered as parameters for this study are ocean depth, vehicle size, maximum steam temperature, total drag coefficient, and power. The study has shown the dependence of both vehicle speed and jet mass flow rate on these parameters in the form of correlations. Although the analysis is independent of operational limits, comparisons are made whenever possible to present technological capability as described in the open literature. Author
- Submarine Engineering
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines