HYDROFOIL DESIGN FOR MINIMUM CONTROL POWER

The power requirements for control of a hydrofoil ship in a random sea are examined using control systems designed through minimization of a cost function consisting of a linear combination of heave acceleration and control power. Four hydrofoil configurations are compared using ship parameters representative of the USS PLAINVIEW, a 300 ton U. S. Navy hydrofoil ship in which ship pitch dynamics have been neglected. It is found that a configuration consisting of a pivoted foil with a trailing edge tab for incidence angle control consumes the least power for a given ship response followed by a configuration consisting of a fixed foil with a trailing edge flap. (Author Modified Abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Incorporated

    50 Moulton Street
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138
  • Authors:
    • REMINGTON, P J
    • BENDER, E K
  • Publication Date: 1973-2-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BBN-2511 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-70-C-0032
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM