Accession Number : AD0763669

Title :   Evaluation of Lifting-Surface Programs for Computing the Pressure Distribution on Planar Foils in Steady Motion,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Langan,Thomas J. ; Wang,Henry T.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The pressure differences, forces, and moments on the same two wings in steady subsonic flow were computed by 15 different programs. These results were compared with each other and with available experimental data. Nine of the programs gave predictions that were generally in close agreement with each other and with the experimental results, four showed moderate differences, and the remaining two showed significant differences. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROFOILS, FLUID DYNAMICS), HYDROFOIL CRAFT, LIFT, DOWNWASH, WAKE, FLUID FLOW, ANGLE OF ATTACK, SHIP MODELS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE