A theoretical approach to the design of hydrofoils

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dc.contributor.author C. H. E. Warren en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-21T15:53:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-21T15:53:10Z
dc.date.issued 1946 en_US
dc.identifier.other ARC/R&M-2836 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://reports.aerade.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826.2/3392
dc.description.abstract An investigation has been made into the application of the theory of thin sections to the design of hydrofoils having high cavitation speeds. Consideration is given to both symmetrical sections, which themselves are suitable for struts, and camber-lines, which, when used with the symmetrical sections, lead to cambered sections which are suitable for lifting surfaces. In all the aim has been to keep the peak local velocities to a minimum, and the sections developed differ from' low-drag' aeroIoil sections mainly in that, being hydrofoils, the sections have sharp leading edges. The theoretical optimum section consists of an elliptic symmetrical section superimposed on a logarithmic camber-line. Typical practical sections will cavitate at a speed lower by about 5 knots than the theoretical optimum section of the same thickness/chord ratio and at the same lift coefficient. For strut sections it is shown that sections having high cavitation speeds at zero incidence tend to be inferior to other sections at incidences as small as 2 deg. For lifting surface sections it is shown that although a high cavitation speed demands a low design lift coefficient, a high loading at cavitation demands a high design lift coefficient. Operation above cavitation speeds or over wide ranges of lift coefficient are not considered. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aeronautical Research Council Reports & Memoranda en_US
dc.title A theoretical approach to the design of hydrofoils en_US

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