Category: Pump-jets

  • Pros & Cons

    Advantages Pump jets have some advantages over bare propellers for certain applications, usually related to requirements for high-speed or shallow-draft operations. These include: Higher speed before the onset of cavitation, because of the raised internal dynamic pressure High power density (with respect to volume) of both the propulsor and the prime mover (because a smaller, […]

  • Workings

    Workings A pump-jet works by having an intake (usually at the bottom of the hull) that allows water to pass underneath the vessel into the engines. Water enters the pump through this inlet. The pump can be of a centrifugal design for high speeds, an inducer for low speeds, or an axial flow pump for […]

  • Pump-jets

    A pump-jet, hydrojet, or water jet is a marine system that creates a jet of water for propulsion. The mechanical arrangement may be a ducted propeller with nozzle, or a centrifugal pump and nozzle. The Italian inventor Secondo Campini showed the first functioning man-made pump-jet engine in Venice in 1931. However, he never applied for […]