Accession Number:

AD0857010

Title:

Review of Wave Drag Theories.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

HYDROFOIL CORP ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1951-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The review compares the results of wave drag theories obtained by different sources. All these theories are linearized. This limits their application to small wave heights compared with the wave lengths. In channels of finite depths the theories give abrupt changes in performance at the critical channel speed. A method is explained that makes possible the determination of the bound vortex drag from measurements of the lift-curve slopes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE