A review of history and development of waterjet technology and its application to military and commercial use is presented. A review of waterjet characteristics and current performance is summarised, and influencing elements of a waterjet system affecting overall performance are identified. The issue of propulsion efficiency and its proper place in evaluating waterjet propulsors is discussed. A summary of current craft utilising waterjets is presented and designs of waterjets used for several different applications and horses-powers are presented. Specific designs for the Boeing Jetfoil and the crewboat, American Enterprise, are reviewed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalerghi Publications

    51 Welbeck Street
    London W1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Barham, H L
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 33-43
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1978 12:00AM