HYDRODYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE MODEL OF A VARIABLE AREA WATERJET INLET DESIGNED FOR A 200 TON, 100 KNOT HYDROFOIL SHIP

The primary objective of this study was to assess the state-of-the-art in waterjet inlet design capability for high-speed hydrofoil applications. A contract was let for the design of a variable-area, strut-pod inlet for the waterjet propulsion system of a 200 ton, 100 knots hydrofoil ship. A basic requirement of the design was that the inlet must provide cavitation-free operation for prescribed flow-rates at both the 100 knots cruise and 35 knots take-off speed. The most up-to-date design procedures and performance prediction techniques were to be used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Sobolewski, A D
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-735-01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM