High Efficiency Low Actuation Force Inlet Door
Patent application, Filed 11 Dec 2002
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI
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An inlet system for an inlet in a flow field includes an inlet recess housing having an interior with forward and rear end walls, a base wall, and an opening formed in an upper surface thereof. An intake duct is formed in a rear end wall of the inlet recess. An inlet door has a first end pivotally connected to a forward wall and a trailing edge directed to the rear end wall of the inlet housing such that the inlet door selectively closes the opening of the inlet housing. An overlap member can extend from the rear end wall of the inlet recess to a predetermined distance adjacent a trailing edge of the door.
- Fluid Mechanics