To respond to the need for high-speed transportation, the hydrofoil vessel, supported partially or totally by foil lift, has been widely investigated. Because these investigations have included few studies of hydrofoil vessel motions, however, the authors studied these motions both theoretically and experimentally. They show that the unsteady characteristics of the hydrofoil have to be included in the hydrodynamic coefficients of the motion equations used for prediction purposes. It is also confirmed, based on experiments, that lifting line theory is useful for calculating the unsteady characteristics of the three-dimensional hydrofoil under a free surface.

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  • Authors:
    • Kaji, M
    • NISHI, Y
    • Yamagami, Y
  • Publication Date: 1990-9

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  • Accession Number: 00661844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM