Accession Number:

ADA025432

Title:

The Effect of Rapid Raising of the Bow Seal on Early Transition of the XR-3 Captured Air Bubble Testcraft

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

A series of tests was conducted to determine the effects of rapid raising of the bow seal on the transition of the XR-3 captured air bubble testcraft. The report contains a brief description of the testcraft, of the installed air spring seal, and seal position control mechanisms. A short description of the data gathering and reduction systems is also included. The report then presents data in the form of bar graphs showing the thrust and velocity required for normal and bow-seal-raising transition. Finally, the conclusions that may be drawn from the data are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE