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A Note on the Calculation of Supercavitating Hydrfoils with Rounded Noses

Furuya, O. and Acosta, A. J. (1973) A Note on the Calculation of Supercavitating Hydrfoils with Rounded Noses. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 95 (2). pp. 221-228. ISSN 0098-2202.

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Practical supercavitating hydrfoils have rounded leading edges for mechanical strength. The prediction of pressures near the leading edge of such hydrofoils by linearized free streamline theory fails because singularities are usually required there by the theory. A simple method based on singular perturbations of avoiding these difficulties for hydrofoils which have parabolic noses but an arbitrary profile downstream of the leading edge is presented. The results of such a computation on a hydrofoil with a parabolic profile and with fixed cavity separation near the leading edge radius are shown and are compared with an exact free-streamline theory. The agreement is excellent.

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Additional Information:Presented at the Second International JSME Symposium, Fluid Machinery and Fluidics, Tokyo, Japan. 1972. Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division and presented at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, NY, November 26-300, 1972, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Manuscript received at ASME Headquarters, August 1, 1972. Paper No. 79-WA/FE-28. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research under contract N00014-67-A-0094-0021, We also appreciate the interest and advice of Prof. Y. T. Wu and the helpful comments of the reviewers.
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Deposited By: Allan J. Acosta
Deposited On:27 Jan 2005
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