HYDROFOILS AND HYDROFOIL CRAFT
The successful achievements of hydrofoil craft to date and the possibility of high speeds at sea are due to the greatly increased understanding in recent years of the flow past hydrofoils and to the development of foil configurations and control systems for coping with the roughness of the sea surface. It seems appropriate, therefore, to link the discussion of hydrofoils with that of progress in the craft. The general characteristics of hydrofoil craft are reviewed together with some representative modern examples. Some physical aspects of the flow past hydrofoils are described, followed by a resume of some of the recent methods used in design and analysis of hydrofoils.
- Sponsored in part by Office of Naval Research, Washington, D. C. and Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Washington, D. C. Availability: Pub. in Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, v5 p161-184 1973.
California Institute of Technology1201 East California Street
Pasadena, CA United States 91125
- Acosta, A J
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Cavitation (Mechanics); Control systems; Flow fields; Hydrodynamics; Hydrofoil boats; Hydrofoils; Marine transit; Ocean waves; Planing hulls; Reviews; Statistical analysis; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Cavitating hydrofoils; Hydrodynamic configurations; Hydrofoil craft; Planing surfaces
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Design; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00048078
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM