WATERJET PROPULSION FOR HIGH SPEED JETS
Waterjet propulsion and its optimization for modern water crafts were considered and some comparisons were made between waterjets and propellers. The waterjet optimization process presented includes considerations of inlet drag, weight of the propulsor, and the effect of the head and flow rate design parameters of the waterjet on the range of the craft. The waterjet/propeller comparison showed that the waterjet is the preferred propulsor in applications of high and intermediate speed, applications requiring high maneuverability, and applications requiring shallow draft and immunity to water-borne debris.
- Presented at SAE meeting Feb. 25-March 1, 1974.
New York, NY USA 10017
- Rudnicki, M I
- Sjogren, R G
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Engine efficiency; High speed craft; Marine transit; Performance; Propulsion; Water pumps; Waterjet propelled craft; Waterjets
- Old TRIS Terms: Propulsive efficiency; Waterjet propulsion; Waterjet pump performance
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00057788
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #740281 Preprint
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 22 1978 12:00AM