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The Effect of a Longitudinal Gravitational Field on the Supercavitating Flow Over a Wedge

Acosta, A. J. (1961) The Effect of a Longitudinal Gravitational Field on the Supercavitating Flow Over a Wedge. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 28 (2). pp. 188-192. ISSN 0021-8936. doi:10.1115/1.3641650.

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The free-streamline flow past a symmetrical wedge in the presence of a longitudinal gravitational field is determined with a linearized theory. The proportions of the cavity depend upon the cavitation number and Froude number. The drag coefficient is likewise affected by gravity, though to a smaller extent.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1961 by ASME. Received July 7, 1960. The author would like to express his appreciation to Prof. T. Y. Wu for many stimulating discussions on this subject, and to acknowledge the work of calculation and illustration done by Mr. R. Johnstone. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research, Contract Nonr-220(24). Reproduction in whole or part is permitted for any purpose of the United States Government.
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Subject Keywords:Flow (Dynamics), Wedges, Gravity (Force), Drag (Fluid dynamics), Symmetry (Physics), Cavitation, Cavities
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