THEORY OF OPTIMUM SHAPES IN FREE-SURFACE FLOWS

The report consists of three parts. Part I investigates the mathematical theory of variational calculus for the general problem of optimum hydromechanical shapes in a wide class of free surface flows. In Part II the general theory is applied to determine the optimum shape of a two-dimensional planing surface that produces the maximum lift. In Part III the optimum shape of a symmetric two-dimensional strut is determined so that the drag of this strut in infinite cavity flow is a minimum. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Institute of Technology

    Division of Engineering and Applied Science
    1200 East California Boulevard
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91125
  • Authors:
    • Wu, TYT
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00025667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: E132F.1 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: Nonr-220(51)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1972 12:00AM