THE PERFORMANCE OF HIGH-SPEED RUDDERS IN A CAVITATING ENVIRONMENT

Force and moment coefficients for six high-speed craft rudders are presented. These experimental results indicate that the rudder section shape has little effect on the maximum lift coefficient, although the drag and rudder stock torque are influenced by the section shape. Lift, drag, and rudder stock torque are all significantly affected by variations in the cavitation number. Details of the six rudder designs are presented and the relative merit of the designs is discussed. Recommendations for further investigation of high-performance craft rudders are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 2-4, 1973. Work sponsored by Naval Ship Systems Command, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Gregory, D L
    • Dobay, G F
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044486
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper Q
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM