Towing tank experiments were conducted with a number of strut-mounted hydrofoil configurations to determine possible methods of increasing hydrofoil lift-to-drag ratios (L/D) and reducing lift at high speeds to those equivalent values at lower hydrofoil takeoff speeds. Methods used included ventilation, varying aspect ratio, and the addition of foil end plates, spoilers, and flaps.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20034
  • Authors:
    • Holling, H D
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-575-01 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM