RECENT STUDIES OF STRUTS AND FOILS FOR HIGH-SPEED HYDROFOILS

A three-year program was undertaken to determine the feasiblity of developing a strut/foil system for high-speed operation of hydrofoil craft that would also perform satisfactorily at takeoff and moderate speeds. Following identification of possible risk areas and design problems, the major objectives and approaches were established. The evaluation included determination of representative hydrodynamic loads and series of model tests in the areas of hydrodynamic efficiency, cavity stability, side force and ventilation envelop,and strut flutter. This paper provides highlights for the major portions of the study together with the most significant findings.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Shen, Y T
    • Wermter, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Accession Number: 00188529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM