WATERFRONT PROPULSION-AN OVERVIEW

The paper reviews some historical uses of waterjets and discusses factors influencing present day component selection and system performance evaluation. Two examples of comparison to other propulsors are referenced and a number of current applications are presented in some detail including small sport and pleasure craft, hydrofoils, a ferry boat, a crewboat and surface effect ships. Typical techniques of testing advanced waterjet system components during the design/development process are also briefly outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME, New York, New York, December 5-10 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Ergonomics Association

    41 rue Gay-Lussac
    F-75 Paris 5e,   France 

    Human Factors Society

    1134 Montana
    Santa Monica, CA  USA  90403

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Etter, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00157723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM