A New Experimental Facility for the Performance Evaluation of Strut-Pod Waterjet Inlets at Cavitation Scaled Craft Speeds in Excess of 100 Knots.
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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A new DTNSRDC waterjet inlet experimental facility capable of simulating cavitating conditions which exist on the waterjet inlets of high-speed dynamic-lift type craft is thoroughly described, Included is a detailed discussion of the design and calibration of a new six-component force and moment dynamometer. The primary purpose of this report is to serve as a reference manual for future users of the waterjet inlet testing facility by providing background information, and by demonstrating the measurement capabilities of the system. Author
- Marine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics