Accession Number : ADD009831

Title :   Self-Contained Backflush/Start System for Suction LFC Undersea Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rogers,Kenneth H

Report Date : 31 Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A clean start backflush system provides a mode of operation in a suction laminar flow control (LFC) vehicle in which low speed propulsion and backflush through surface apertures are simultaneously generated. The propulsion assists the transition from an at-rest state to the desired high-speed travel, while backflush in the low-speed regime ensures that ocean particles are not captured at the entrance to the flush suction slots. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Marine propulsion, *Underwater vehicles, *Laminar flow, *Suction, *Flushing, Self contained, Suction slots, Particles, Low velocity, Turbulent boundary layer, Inventions

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE