Accession Number : AD0763465

Title :   Numerical Computations of Supercavitating Hydrofoils on Parabolic Shape with Wu and Wang's Exact Method,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Furuya,Okitsugu

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Wu and Wang in 1963 proposed a method to solve a system of nonlinear integral equations obtained to determine the supercavitating (s/c) flow past arbitrary hydrofoil shapes in which a functional iterative method was used. The application of the method is presently concerned with arbitrary-shaped s/c hydrofoils, especially with those having rounded leading edges, since there have been no such successful results up to date. The rounded nosed body in the present paper was a parabolic strut and the position of the upper cavity separation point and the body thickness were changed in several ways while the cavitation number was fixed to be zero throughout the investigation. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROFOILS, FLUID DYNAMICS), INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, PARABOLIC BODIES, CAVITATION, FLUID FLOW, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE