Accession Number : AD0761502

Title :   Model Test of a Turbo-Type Energy Absorber for Aircraft Carrier Arresting Gear.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Morgenfeld,Thomas Albert

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : Increasing energy absorption requirements are being placed on present day aircraft carrier arresting gear engines. Hydraulic ram type engines have reached the upper limit of their development due to weight and space limitations. A turbo-type energy absorber has been proposed as an alternative. The Naval Air Engineering Center is currently developing such a machine. Theoretical analyses have determined the absorber to be practical. This study involves the testing of a flow model of that absorber with the objective to verify loss coefficients and check for flow separation in the passages. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*ARRESTING GEAR, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*CARRIER LANDINGS, ARRESTING GEAR), ROTOR BLADES(TURBOMACHINERY), TURBINE STATORS, ORIFICES, SPECIFIC HEAT, ENTHALPY, FLUID FLOW, THESES, MODEL TESTS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE