Shell Joint With an Adjustable Gas Ejection Slot
Patent Application, Filed 8 Oct 2002
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Submarine Engineering