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,
Corporate Author : BELL AEROSPACE NEW ORLEANS LA
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