Accession Number:

AD0603750

Title:

A CRITICAL RE-EVALUATION OF HYDRODYNAMIC THEORIES AND EXPERIMENTS IN SUBCAVITATING HYDROFOIL FLUTTER.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A review of relevant hydrodynamic information was made, with emphasis on the possible cause of serious discrepancies between classical hydrodynamic theory and experiments for subcavitating hydrofoils. The usefulness of the best available wind tunnel and towing tank force measurements is also discussed. It is believed that these data are unreliable, and that the completion of the force calculation based on the classical lifting surface theory and subsequent flutter prediction for an actual flutter model is desirable. Some recommendations for possible future experimental research are also given. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE