Underwater Body and Intake Scoop.
Patent, Filed 7 Oct 94, patented 7 May 96,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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There is presented an underwater body and intake scoop, the underwater body having a wall defining a major portion of the body, the wall being exposed to water during movement of the body through a water environment. The intake scoop includes a recess in the wall of the body, the recess having forward and aft edges extending substantially width-wise of the body and interconnected by generally length-wise extending side edges to form, in plan view, a multi-sided recess with the side and aft edges being rounded to facilitate reduction of turbulence and cavitation. A bottom surface of the recess slopes from the forward edge inwardly of the wall. The recess is in communication with a conduit extending to the interior of the body.
- Marine Engineering