A SINGULAR PERTURBATION METHOD OF CALCULATING THE BEHAVIOR OF SUPERCAVITATING HYDROFOILS WITH ROUNDED NOSES

A simple, direct and accurate method to predict the pressure distribution on supercavitating hydrofoils with rounded noses is presented. The thickness of body and cavity is assumed to be small. The method adopted in the present work is that of singular perturbation theory. Far from the leading edge, linearized free streamline theory is applied. Near the leading edge, however, where singularities of the linearized theory occur, a non-linear local solution is employed. The two unknown parameters which characterize this local solution are determined by a matching procedure. A uniformly valid solution is then constructed with the aid of the singular perturbation approach.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Institute of Technology

    Division of Engineering and Applied Science
    1200 East California Boulevard
    Pasadena, CA  USA  91125
  • Authors:
    • Furuya, O
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

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  • Pagination: 117 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00040903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: E-79A.14
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A-00940021
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM