HYDRODYNAMIC DESIGN OF PROPULSION SYSTEMS BASED ON OSCILLATING WINGS

In this paper some problems of hydrodynamic design for unconventional thrust generating systems based on oscillating wings are considered. The mathematical models, using algorithms of unsteady linear lifting surface theory, are shown to be an effective tool for such a design because they combine simplicity with sufficient accuracy, which has been illustrated by comparisons with experiments. Calculations using the above mentioned mathematical model for an oscillating wing have been used for the design of a propulsor for a small human powered submarine. Other implementations of mathematical modelling for design, analysis and control of highly efficient oscillating wing propulsors are also discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • INEC 94, Conference on Cost Effective Maritime Defence; 31 Aug-2 Sept 1994; Plymouth, UK. Procs. Publ by Inst Marine Engrs, London, UK, ISBN 0-907206-59-X. Ppr 21, p 239 [7 p, 14 ref, 7 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Rozhdestvensky, K V
    • Ryzhov, V A
    • Kurapov, A L
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM