PRELIMINARY PROPULSION PERFORMANCE ESTIMATES FOR AN 80-KNOT HYDROFOIL CRAFT
It is shown that a controllable-pitch propeller can be selected which will meet the takeoff and the maximum speed thrust ratio of 4.5 at 35 knots. It is recommended that auxiliary propulsion devices be investigated to facilitate hydrofoil takeoff.
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterShip Performance Department
Bethesda, MD USA 20084
- Gregory, D L
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Pagination: 19 p.
- TRT Terms: Cavitation (Mechanics); Controllable pitch propellers; Data processing; Electric power plants; Engine efficiency; Hydrofoil boats; Hydrofoils; Lift drag ratio; Marine diesel engines; Mathematical prediction; Propulsion; Specifications; Takeoff; Thrust; Variable pitch propellers; Velocity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Requirement
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydrofoil craft; Hydrofoil propulsion machinery; Lift to drag ratio; Marine propulsion; Power plant analysis; Propulsive efficiency
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00091770
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-606-01 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM