Accession Number : ADD004627

Title :   Radial Depressor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wallen,Albert E ; Whitehead,Paul L

Report Date : 04 Oct 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A depressing force in the form of negative lift is hydrodynamically generated on a towed underwater vehicle as a result of fluid in motion passing static fluid separated by a membrane so as to cause a negative pressure zone externally of the membrane. The external negative pressure enhances distension of the membrane into a water foil generating additional negative lift. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Underwater vehicles, *Submersibles, Stabilization, Depth, Depression angles, Fluid dynamics, Stability

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE