Accession Number:

ADA028474

Title:

Design of Hydrofoil Model TAP-2.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE