Accession Number:

ADD020057

Title:

Shell Joint With an Adjustable Gas Ejection Slot

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 8 Oct 2002

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A water tight shell joint for a super cavitating underwater vehicle is described. The shell joint includes a female member defining a first part of at least one slot for ejecting gas, a male member defining a second part of the at least one gas ejection slot, and at least one shim for adjusting the width of the at least one slot to obtain a volume of ejected gas sufficient to obtain a uniform cavity about the vehicle.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE