Calculations of Pressure Coefficients and Forces for the USNS Wyman with an Added Strut and Foil Configuration.
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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A selected foil and strut configuration to be added to the hull of the USNS WYMAN was subjected to computer analysis to obtain the force and pressure distributions over the foil. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional models were developed and compared to obtain both a range of predicted lift coefficients for the given configuration, and the effect of the presence of a strut on the foil. The presence of a strut and non-zero foil pitch angle were both found to have significant effects on the pressure distribution over the foil as well as an effect on the total applied force. Author
- Marine Engineering