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Experimental and theoretical investigations of a supercavitating hydrofoil

Waid, R. L. and Lindberg, Z. M. (1957) Experimental and theoretical investigations of a supercavitating hydrofoil. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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An experimental investigation of the two-dimensional hydrodynamic characteristics of a thin, supercavitating hydrofoil is described. The effects of twist and vibration of the thin hydrofoil model are considered, and experimental techniques for investigating spanwise twist and leading edge vibration and data correction methods are described. The theory of Wu for the forces on fully cavitating hydrofoils was used to calculate the forces on this profile. The calculated lift is in good agreement with the experimental results; however, the measured drag differs appreciably from the theoretical values.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:This research was carried out under the Bureau of Ships Fundamental Hydromechanics Research Program Project NS 715-102, David Taylor Model Basin Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ships, Contract Nonr-220(12)
Group:Hydrodynamics Laboratory
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Department of the Navy, Bureau of ShipsNonr-220(12)
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Deposited On:15 Nov 2006
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