WAKE STEERING -- A NEW APPROACH TO PROPULSION AND CONTROL

A new means of developing propulsion and steering forces for submersible vehicles is presented. The concept, termed wake steering, uses a propeller in a converging-diverging nozzle. The nozzle has four slots through the surface which may be closed or opened mechanically. By selectively opening these slots radial thrust for vehicle maneuvering is produced. An experimental model of the wake steering device was fabricated and tested. Internal wall static pressure measurements were made and forces were measured. A theoretical model of the nozzle is developed and the results of the model are compared to the experimental data. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in Marine Technology Society Annual Conference Preprints (8th), pp 681-698 n.d. Prepared in cooperation with Lulejian and Associates, Arlington, Va.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New Hampshire, Durham

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Durham, NH  USA  03824
  • Authors:
    • Wozniak, J
    • Taft, C K
    • Alperi, R W
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67A-0158-0006, N00014-67A-0158-0005
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 6 1973 12:00AM