SPEED-POWER CHARACTERISTICS OF HYDROFOIL VEHICLES WITH FULLY SUBMERGED FOILS

The speed-power relation of hydrofoil vehicle with fully submerged foil through take-off and foil borne speeds is predicted. A basic language computer program is developed to calculate total vehicle drag. The Series 65 model test results are used in conjunction with a mathematical model of the foil, strut and pod systems. Optimum trim angles and EHP/ton at take-off speed are presented for each size and configuration investigated. The impact of volumetric coefficient on take off drag is also shown.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Mao, C S
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Accession Number: 00159500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM