FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A HYDROMAGNETIC WATERJET PROPULSION SYSTEM

This paper presents an analytical study for the determination of the performance characteristics of a proposed underwater waterjet propulsion system. The system is powered by the viscous drag pumping action of spherical micron-sized ferromagnetic particles accelerated by an external magnetic field. Some preliminary geometry details and thrust characteristics of a small system using a superconducting magnet and associated hardware are presented. The thrust/weight ratio of the proposed system is shown to be much less than one over the range of design parameters considered, placing serious limitations on the use of such a system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Mcgowan, J G
    • Murthy, SNB
  • Publication Date: 1971-1

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 31-37
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1972 12:00AM