Accession Number:

ADA031746

Title:

A New Experimental Facility for the Performance Evaluation of Strut-Pod Waterjet Inlets at Cavitation Scaled Craft Speeds in Excess of 100 Knots.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE