Accession Number : AD0713403

Title :   PROTEUS-A VERSATILE VEHICLE FOR OPEN-WATER HYDRODYNAMICS RESEARCH,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT ATLANTIC DARTMOUTH (NOVA SCOTIA)

Personal Author(s) : Jeffrey,N. E. ; Ellis,W. E.

Report Date : 14 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The design requirements and philosophy are described for a small, stable, high-powered craft for use as an experimental hydrodynamics research facility. The design concept evolved from requirements peculiar to the experience, environment, and resources of a small research laboratory and the result is a unique facility, tailored primarily for high-speed marine propulsion experiments, but with potential for much broader application. It is capable of operating at slow speeds as a displacement boat, at moderate speeds in a planing mode and at high speeds as a hydrofoil craft. Principal design characteristics, predicted performance, model tests, and instrumentation plans are reviewed. PROTEUS (Propulsion Research and Open-Water Testing of Experimental Underwater Systems) is currently under construction and is expected to be complete in 1971. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, DESIGN), MARINE PROPULSION, HYDRODYNAMICS, MODEL TESTS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE