Design of Hydrofoil Model TAP-2.
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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The design of a model hydrofoil system for operation from 35 to 80 knots is discussed. Pertinent features include a fully wetted flow regime at takeoff and low-speed cruise, fully cavitating operation at high-speed cruise 60 knots, and the use of a spoiler to achieve a burst speed of 80 knots. A propulsion system is not included on the model however problems of force control and flap location have been accounted for. The model promises a significantly improved lift-to-drag ratio at takeoff over previous high-speed hydrofoil models. Author
- Marine Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics