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Experimental investigations of three-dimensional effects on cavitating hydrofoils

Kermeen, R. W. (1960) Experimental investigations of three-dimensional effects on cavitating hydrofoils. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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An investigation in the High Speed Water Tunnel of the hydrodynamic characteristics of a family of three-dimensional sharp-edged hydrofoils is described. Four rectangular planform, 6 degree wedge profiles with aspect ratios of 4.0, 2.0, 1.0 and 0.5 were tested over a range of cavitation numbers from noncavitating to fully cavitating flow. The effects of aspect ratio on the flow and cavity configurations and on the lift, drag and pitching moment are discussed. Where data were available the results have been compared with the two-dimensional case.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:This research was carried out under the Bureau of Ships Fundamental Hydromechanics Research Program Project SR-0090101, David Taylor Model Basin. Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ships Contract Nonr-220(12) The author wishes to thank Mrs. Z.L. Harrison for setting up and carrying out the data reduction and for preparation of the figures for this report.
Group:Hydrodynamics Laboratory
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Department of the Navy, Bureau of ShipsNonr-220(12)
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Deposited On:13 Nov 2006
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