Accession Number:

ADA059690

Title:

Takeoff Experiments of a High Speed Hydrofoil System (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:

81.0

Abstract:

As part of an effort to develop a data base and design criterion for high speed struts and foils, experiments were conducted to evaluate the TAP-2 foil performance for a range of speeds, including the design takeoff speed of 35 knots. The T-foil system, designated as TAP-2, was designed to operate fully wetted at takeoff and as a supercavitating foil at a 60 knot cruise speed. Experiments were conducted at 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 knots at various depth-to-chord ratios and at a range of foil incidence angles.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE