The Effect of Seal Shape Variations Upon the Performance of the XR-3 Captured Air Bubble Testcraft.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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A series of tests was conducted to determine the effects of seal shape upon the performance of the XR-3 captured air bubble testcraft. The report contains a brief description of the testcraft plus a more thorough description of the installed air spring seal and seal shape control mechanisms. A short description of the data gathering and reduction systems is also included. The report then presents data in graphical form showing the changes in the thrust or drag versus velocity characteristics as the shapes of the air spring seals are varied. Finally, the conclusions that may be drawn from the data are presented.
- Marine Engineering