Accession Number : ADA131645
Title : Underkeel Clearance Study.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 80-Sep 81,
Corporate Author : HYDRO RESEARCH SCIENCE SANTA CLARA CA
Personal Author(s) : Rudavsky,A B ; Chow,Wei-Yih ; Wang,James C ; Lo,Jen-Men
PDF Url : ADA131645
Report Date : Sep 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 165
Abstract : Hydraulic model study was conducted to characterize the dynamic process of deep-draft vessel's sea-chest fouling and to assess the flow patterns generated by suction and discharge of the sea chests in confined spaces. Onboard solutions were developed to minimize fouling of the sea chests by introducing diffuser structures at the discharge sea chests. A numerical model for assessing the flow patterns and suction foulings was also developed.
Descriptors : *Aircraft carriers, *Cooling and ventilating equipment, *Fouling, Ship models, Hydraulic models, Mathematical models, Water jets, Diffusers, Prevention, Sediments, Suction slots, Ocean bottom, Docking
Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE