Design History of the Rigid Vinyl Model of the Hydrofoil PLAINVIEW (AGEH-1)dt
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD STRUCTURES DEPT
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This report deals with the design, construction, and instrumentation of the 1 20-scale hydrofoil PLAINVIEWAGEH-1 rigid PVC model. It discusses each step and decision together with the assumption made to design a statically loaded, classic structural model which would provide representative strain and deflection data under longitudinal and lateral bending and torsion. The model instrumentation consists of about 400 data channels, including the strain-gage locations installed on the prototype AGEH-1. It is concluded that small-scale rigid PVC models are considerably more economical than large-scale models and the prototypes complex geometries and details are easily fabricated and allow for the accurate modeling of virtually any structure.
- Marine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods