Accession Number:

ADD019788

Title:

Propulsion Thrust Test System

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 4 Oct 1999

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1999-10-04

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A system is provided for testing a propulsor having a first end that can attach to a payload and a second end at which thrust is generated. A bulkhead is sealed to the first end of the propulsor. The bulkhead with the propulsor coupled thereto is suspended vertically by a support that is placed in tension when thrust is generated at the second end of the propulsor. A load cell coupled to the support measures tension therein as a measure of thrust.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE