HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF A CONTROL SURFACE

A study of the performance of a low-aspect-ratio, all-movable control surface in water is presented and compared with the performance of similar control surfaces in air. The results of this study show the free-stream characteristics of a control surface with an NACA 0015 section and a 45 percent taper ratio for different conditions affecting cavitation and stall. It is concluded that large angles of attack should be avoided under conditions that may cause stall. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Moody, C G
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-640-01 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM