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

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    Human Factors Society

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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • 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