Takeoff Experiments of a High Speed Hydrofoil System (TAP-2).
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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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.
- Marine Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics