This state-of-the-art report deals with the role of model and full-scale experiments in waterjet propulsion system analysis. The basic theories for waterjet propulsion system performance are well known and provide a framework which allows system performance to be determined from the performance of system elements. Almost all model testing is directed at the evaluation of the performance of particular system elements rather than at overall system test. The typical elements which are considered include appendages, inlet, diffuser and ducting, pump and nozzle. The experimental facilities for measuring inlet and appendage drag, inlet performance and diffuser performance at a number of U.S. research establishments are described and some typical test results are presented and compared. Order from BSRA as No. 49,610.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 167

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  • Accession Number: 00195376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM