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.
- Presented at the Spring Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 2-4, 1973. Work sponsored by Naval Ship Systems Command, Washington, D.C.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Gregory, D L
- Dobay, G F
- Publication Date: 1973
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Cavitation (Mechanics); High speed craft; Performance; Rudders; Torque
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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