A HIGH-SPEED HYDROFOIL STRUT AND FOIL STUDY
A program to establish a technology base for the design of high-speed struts and foils is being undertaken at the center. The initial program rationale is described, which then leads into a variety of detailed analytical and experimental studies of the characteristics of supercavitating (super-ventilating) and streamlined foils, and base-vented and streamlined struts. Preliminary experimental results on struts and foils in calm water and in waves in towing tanks with carriage speeds up to 50 knots are discussed. Experimental systems are being designed to further investigate the effects of twist, aspect ratio, end plates, nose radius, strut ventilation and flutter, and forced ventilation on cavity control.
- Presented at the Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference, jointly sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, with the active cooperation and support of the United States Navy, San Diego, Calif., Feb. 25-28, 1974.
AIAA/SNAME Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY USA 10019
- Wermter, R
- Shen, Y T
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Hydrofoils; Struts; Supercavitating hydrofoils
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00054233
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-310
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM