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The Variable-Atmosphere Wave Tank

Waugh, J. G. and Ellis, A. T. (1964) The Variable-Atmosphere Wave Tank. In: Symposium on Cavitation Research Facilities and Techniques, presented at Fluids Engineering Division conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 18-20, 1964. American Society of Mechanical Engineers , New York, NY, pp. 114-117.

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A facility was constructed for the study of water-entry, water-exit, and underwater trajectory behavior of small momentum-propelled missiles for varied trajectory launching angles, missile accelerations and velocities, wave fields and conditions of cavitation. A unique feature is the electromagnetic missile propulsion system. The facility is made principally of non-magnetic and electrically non-conducting materials to permit the determination of missile accelerating force from the reactive force on the launching coil.

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Additional Information:© 1964 ASME. The authors are indebted to G. W. Stubstad of the U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station for helpful comments and suggestions. This work was supported by the Department of the Navy, Bureau of Naval Weapons, Contract N600(19)59368 to the California Institute of Technology, and Task Assignment No. RRRE-04001/216-1/R009-01-01 to the U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station.
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Department of the Navy, Bureau of Naval WeaponsN600(19)-596368
Department of the Navy, Bureau of Naval WeaponsRRRE-04001/216-1/R009-01-01
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