A description of a motion prediction computer program for a hullborne hydrofoil is presented. This program computes the six-degree-of-freedom (6DOF) hydrofoil craft motions for a craft advancing at a constant forward speed, less than the critical "lift-off" speed, with arbitrary heading in regular waves. The structure of the program consists essentially of the already existing "DTNSRDC Ship-Motion and Sea-Load Computer Program" modified to incorporate the foil and strut system of a hydrofoil craft. Presented in this report is a brief discussion of the mathematical model, input information pertaining to the hydrofoil and a discussion of the results. The Appendicies present a listing of the foil coefficients, data card format description for the original program, and a program listing. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Stahl, R
    • Zarnick, E E
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-713-01 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM