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A direct thrust measurement system for a waterjet propelled, free running USV

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2013
Summary:
The relationship between cross-flow at a waterjet inlet and delivered thrust is not fully understood. A direct thrust measurement system was designed for a waterjet propelled, free running USV. To induce sway velocity at the waterjet inlet, which was considered equivalent to the cross flow, circles of varying radii were performed at Reynolds Numbers between 3.48 x 106 and 8.7 x 106 and radii from 2.7 to 6.3 boat lengths. Sway velocities were less than twenty percent of mean forward speed with slip angles that were less than 20°. Thrust Loading Coefficients were compared to sway as a percent of forward speed. In small radius turns, no relationship was seen, while in larger radius turns, peaks of sway velocity corresponded with drops in thrust, but this was determined to be caused by reduced vehicle yaw in these intervals . Decoupling of thrust and yaw rate is recommended for future research.
Title: A direct thrust measurement system for a waterjet propelled, free running USV.
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Name(s): Grimes, John A., author
von Ellenrieder, Karl, Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science, Degree grantor
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: single unit
Date Created: Fall 2013
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: Online Resource
Extent: 133 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The relationship between cross-flow at a waterjet inlet and delivered thrust is not fully understood. A direct thrust measurement system was designed for a waterjet propelled, free running USV. To induce sway velocity at the waterjet inlet, which was considered equivalent to the cross flow, circles of varying radii were performed at Reynolds Numbers between 3.48 x 106 and 8.7 x 106 and radii from 2.7 to 6.3 boat lengths. Sway velocities were less than twenty percent of mean forward speed with slip angles that were less than 20°. Thrust Loading Coefficients were compared to sway as a percent of forward speed. In small radius turns, no relationship was seen, while in larger radius turns, peaks of sway velocity corresponded with drops in thrust, but this was determined to be caused by reduced vehicle yaw in these intervals . Decoupling of thrust and yaw rate is recommended for future research.
Identifier: FA0004023 (IID)
Note(s): Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2013.
Subject(s): Oceanographic instruments -- Evaluation
Propellers
Ship propulsion
Ships -- Hydrodynamics
Stability of ships
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