Accession Number:

ADA634296

Title:

Design, Operation, and Evaluation of the NUWC Transient Impeller Test Facility

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Report Date:

1992-01-02

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

A new facility, the Naval Undersea Warfare Centers Impeller Test Facility, has been designed and built for the purpose of conducting research and development into the hydrodynamics and hydroacoustics of transient operation of pumps. The facilitys capabilities include steady-state operation and user-defined transient operation through simultaneous control of pump rotational speed and flowrate. Transient operation of 13 scale submarine weapon ejection pumps can be accurately modelled for investigations of hydrodynamic performance, cavitation, hydroacoustic noise sources, and details of the flow field. Design and operational procedures are provided in detail in this report.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE