Accession Number : AD0772385

Title :   Water-Augmented Vehicle (WAVE) Study - Phase I. Appendix I: Model I Computer Program and Computer Output.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Jun-31 Dec 72,


Personal Author(s) : Hope-Gill,Charles D. ; Rudinger,George ; Zelazny,Stephen W. ; Morgenthaler,John H.

Report Date : 01 MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 173

Abstract : The report deals with the analytical investigation of the thrust augmentation, lift forces and mixing properties of a two-phase flow propulsion/lift system which has application to Air Cushion Vehicles (ACV) and Surface Effect Ships (SES). The results of Water-Augmented Vehicle (WAVE) computer program investigations show that significant thrust augmentation can be obtained by the injection of spray inherently produced through the interaction of ACV's and SES's with water surfaces. In addition, propulsive efficiencies of 60% can be obtained with relatively quiet operation. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Surface effect ships, *Performance(Engineering), Thrust augmentation, Ducts, Two phase flow, Particle trajectories, Flow, Transverse

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE