THE WAKE STEERING NOZZLE: A NEW METHOD OF STEERING SUBMERSIBLES

A new method of steering submersibles is investigated. This method utilizes a conventional shrouded or nozzled propeller. Control ports are placed on the nozzle aft of the propeller plane connecting the inner and outer nozzle surface. Opening a control port causes the wake to deflect producing a steering force. The concept is demonstrated to be feasible over a range of propeller - nozzle combinations and operating conditions. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Submersible Maneuvering. See also report dated 1971, AD-751 227.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New Hampshire, Durham

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Durham, NH  USA  03824
  • Authors:
    • Schoenau, G J
    • Taft, C K
  • Publication Date: 1974-1-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056734
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: 00014-67A-0158-0006, ARPA Order-1958
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM