Accession Number:

ADD009831

Title:

Self-Contained Backflush/Start System for Suction LFC Undersea Vehicle.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A clean start backflush system provides a mode of operation in a suction laminar flow control LFC vehicle in which low speed propulsion and backflush through surface apertures are simultaneously generated. The propulsion assists the transition from an at-rest state to the desired high-speed travel, while backflush in the low-speed regime ensures that ocean particles are not captured at the entrance to the flush suction slots. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE