EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF LARGE AMPLITUDE OSCILLATION FOIL PROPULSION SYSTEMS.

This report presents an analytical method for computing the forces and moments on a rigid foil of finite span undergoing large amplitude pitching, heaving, and surging oscillations. The influence of foil stall and the induced slipstream are included, experimental data obtained on a large amplitude oscillating foil propulsor are presented and compared with the theory. Performance predictions for an oscillating foil propulsor for use on a small, 15 knot, shallow-draft boat are also presented. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20810
  • Authors:
    • Scherer, J O
  • Publication Date: 1968-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 147 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Defense Documentation Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-662-1-F Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DA-44-009-AMC-1759(T
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1973 12:00AM