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Water Jet Propulsion

# Water Jet Propulsion

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The streamtube shape is determined for various operating conditions of the
high-speed waterjet installation, as discussed in the preceding section. An
example of the triangular mesh of the streamtube surface is shown in figure
7.6. The triangular mesh represents the streamtube surface and the
rectangular cells represent the solid wall cells of the waterjet inlet.

The resulting lift force of the streamtube pressure distribution is shown in
figure 7.7. The force has been made non-dimensional according to equation
(7.6).

The force of the integrated pressure distribution clearly depends on IVR. At
values of an IVR above 1.8 the net lift force on the streamtube exceeds the
total lift force on the inlet. At these IVR conditions, the net force on the hull
(near the cutwater) will be negative. This confirms the hypothesis of the
contribution of negative lift of the wall cells near the cut water at higher values
of IVR. At an IVR of about 1.0 the net force on the cutwater region will be
positive, which is in agreement with expectations as well.

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Chapter 7. Analysis of a complete waterjet installation

Figure 7.6

Example of triangular surface mesh of streamtube surface (in
green). Rectangular cells represent solid wall cells of waterjet
inlet in blue.

-0.15

-0.1

-0.05

0

0.05

0.1

0.15

0.2

0.25

0.3

0.35

0.4

0

0.5

1

1.5

2

2.5

Streamtube lift coefficient

Inlet lift coefficient

Figure 7.7

Lift force coefficient of streamtube pressure distribution as
function of IVR compared to inlet lift coefficient

IVR [-]

CL [-]

7.7 Nomenclature

Numercal analysis of a waterjet propulsion system

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