Accession Number:

AD0618894

Title:

A PRELIMINARY HYDROFOIL DESIGN INCORPORATING A CAVITATION FREE OPERATION REQUIREMENT,

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Corporate Author:

BUREAU OF SHIPS WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Four basic hydrofoil parameters were chosen as optimization parameters 1 loading, 2 aspect ratio, 3 liftdrag ratio and, 4 the root bending stress. Consideration is given to only the static flying condition where all the load is carried by the total plan-form i.e. there is no nacelle and all the root bending stress is carried by foil thickness. A method for calculating the lift and drag characteristics of subcavitating hydrofoils operating near the free-surface is discussed.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE