Accession Number : AD0774994

Title :   A General Theory of Unsteady Loads on Cavitating Hydrofoils.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Nov 71-15 Dec 83,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Unruh, James F. ; Bass III, Robert L.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : A general numerical approach using a doublet lattice-source representation for the prediction of unsteady loads of cavitating, general planform, finite aspect ratio hydrofoils is presented. Results for both super and partial cavitating foils of high aspect ratio are compared to the two-dimensional results of Woods and exhibit excellent agreement. Low aspect ratio results compare favorably with existing numerical approaches for supercavitating foils. Additional results for partially cavitating low aspect ration foils are also presented.

Descriptors :   *HYDROFOILS, *CAVITATION, DYNAMIC LOADS, HYDRODYNAMICS, UNSTEADY FLOW.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE