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Linearized Theory of a Partially Cavitating Plano-Convex Hydrofoil Including the Effects of Camber and Thickness

Wade, R. B.


The linearized treatment of the flow over a partially cavitating single hydrofoil having a flat pressure surface and a circular-arc suction side is presented. The flow is treated as a two-dimensional, steady, inviscid flow. Further assumptions made are those of incompressibility and irrotationality. The results obtained are compared with experiment and generally good correlation is found for the ranges of validity of the linearization.

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©1967 SNAME. Manuscript received at SNAME Headquarters, November 23 1965. The author wishes to thank Dr. A. J. Acosta for his constant interest and many helpful discussions. This work was supported by the Department of the Navy under Contract Nonr 220(24).

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