SOME IMPORTANT FACTORS IN DEVELOPMENT OF WATERJET SYSTEMS

Waterjet systems are currently being developed for the US Marine Corps Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle program. Design methods and procedures are briefly discussed, and some developmental issues that have evolved during the course of this technology development effort are covered. In particular, the need for improved vehicle propulsor matching and optimization has been identified and efforts now underway in this area are described. The importance of understanding inlet aeration and its effects on propulsor performance has been made evident and some correlations of test data and theoretical model predictions presented. In a concurrent program to develop an improved pumpjet for the Military Amphibious Reconnaissance System (MARS) outboard motor, performance of a prototype design has been found to improve greatly on that of the conventional MARS outboard motor propeller drive. Design and development of this prototype are covered briefly, and current efforts described. Finally, a discussion of some promising areas of future development in waterjet technology is presented, and new concepts briefly described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Intl Symposium on Waterjet Propulsion Latest Developments; 1-2 Dec 1994; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 12 [13 p, 15 ref, 11 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Stricker, J G
    • Becnel, A J
    • Purnell, J G
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00710870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM