NOTE ON THE CALCULATION OF SUPERCAVITATING HYDROFOILS WITH ROUNDED NOSES
Practical supercavitating hydrofoils have rounded leading edges for mechanical strength. The prediction of pressures near the leading edge of such hydrofoils by linearized free-streamline theory fails because singularities are usually required there by the theory. A simple method based on singular perturbations of avoiding these difficulties for hydrofoils which have parabolic noses but an arbitrary profile downstream of the leading edge is presented. The results of such a computation on a hydrofoil with a parabolic profile and with fixed cavity separation near the leading edge radius are shown and are compared with an exact free-streamline theory. The agreement is excellent.
- Paper for meeting November 26-30, 1972.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Furuya, O
- Acosta, A J
- Publication Date: 1972-11
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Cavitation (Mechanics); Hydrofoils; Perturbation theory; Supercavitating hydrofoils
- Uncontrolled Terms: Separation
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00044594
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 72-WA/FE-28
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM