Accession Number : AD0706370

Title :   THERMODYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF UNDERWATER STEAM JET PROPULSION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NOTRE DAME UNIV IND COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Young,Robert J. ; Yang,Kwang-Tzu ; Novotny,Jerome L.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The thermodynamic analysis of an underwater steam jet propulsion system for generation of high underwater speeds is presented. Considered as parameters for this study are ocean depth, vehicle size, maximum steam temperature, total drag coefficient, and power. The study has shown the dependence of both vehicle speed and jet mass flow rate on these parameters in the form of correlations. Although the analysis is independent of operational limits, comparisons are made whenever possible to present technological capability as described in the open literature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUBMARINES, UNDERWATER PROPULSION), (*LIQUID JETS, THERMODYNAMICS), STEAM, RANKINE CYCLE, THERMAL ANALYSIS, SKIN FRICTION, ENTHALPY, EXHAUST NOZZLES, JET PUMPS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Thermodynamics
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE