Accession Number:

AD0730841

Title:

Theory of Optimum Shapes in Free-Surface Flows

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The report consists of three parts. Part I investigates the mathematical theory of variational calculus for the general problem of optimum hydromechanical shapes in a wide class of free surface flows. In Part II the general theory is applied to determine the optimum shape of a two-dimensional planing surface that produces the maximum lift. In Part III the optimum shape of a symmetric two-dimensional strut is determined so that the drag of this strut in infinite cavity flow is a minimum.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE