Accession Number:

AD0614140

Title:

THEORETICAL STUDIES OF SEA ANIMAL LOCOMOTION. PART I,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The swimming of a fish is investigated, using as a model a thin, waving plate in two-dimensional, inviscid flow. The solution is essentially an extension of the study of oscillating aerofoils, and is found by replacing the body with a vortex sheet and calculating the flow field. The thrust, lift, required power, and propulsive efficiency are calculated for specific cases and the thrust compared with experimental results.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE