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Water tunnel techniques for force measurements on cavitating hydrofoils

Parkin, Blaine R. and Kermeen, Robert W. (1957) Water tunnel techniques for force measurements on cavitating hydrofoils. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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The paper reviews briefly experimental techniques and data-correction procedures developed in connection with studies in the High Speed Water Tunnel, California Institute of Technology, for hydrofoil force measurements. The matters discussed relate chiefly to problems of force measurement in cavitating flow and to procedures devised to solve them. Items considered in this connection are water-tunnel balances, the effects of tip-clearance flows, tare corrections, the importance of cavity-pressure measurements, cavitation scaling, tunnel-wall effects, and hydroelastic effects.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Reprinted from the Journal of Ship Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 36-42.
Group:Hydrodynamics Laboratory
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:PARhydrolabrpt47-10
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ID Code:7219
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 Jan 2007
Last Modified:02 Oct 2019 23:40

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