EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF MODEL SIZE EFFECTS ON CAVITATION AND VENTILATION OF SURFACE-PIERCING STRUTS

An experimental program was conducted in the Lockheed Underwater Missile Facility to determine the effect of model size on the cavitation and ventilation of vertically, surface-piercing struts. The struts tested had chord lengths of 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 ft., were manufactured to the same section profile, and were tested at a nominal submergence of one chord length. Tests were conducted at speeds from 17 to 32 fps for yaw angles ranging from 4 to 8 degrees. The sideforce and drag were measured and are presented for cavitating conditions preceeding ventilation inception and for fully-ventilated conditions. Motion pictures of the flow were used to determine quantitative features of the cavitation, spray sheet, and the mechanism of ventilation inception.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Incorporated

    111 Lockheed Way
    Sunnyvale, CA  USA  94088
  • Authors:
    • Waid, R L
    • Kramer, R L
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LMSC-D026656 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-69-C-0182
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM