Accession Number : ADP003812

Title :   Numerical Solutions of Lifting Surface Sheet Cavitation: A Review of Research at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology),

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Van Houten,R. J. ; Kerwin,J. E. ; Uhlman,J. S.

Report Date : AUG 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The advent of the high speed computer and associated numerical techniques has been the major factor that has allowed the analysis of cavitating flows to become as extensive as it is presently. It is to this numerical aspect, specifically the numerical techniques that have been employed at MIT in the analysis of cavitating flows, that this review is directed. The first section of this overview contains a review of linear methods used in analyzing cavitating planar hydrofoils. The second section discusses the application of these methods to marine propellers. The third section discusses a recent numerical technique for the solution of the exact nonlinear 2-D steady cavitating hydrofoil problem.

Descriptors :   *Cavitation, *Lifting surfaces, Numerical methods and procedures, Hydrofoils, Planar structures, Marine propellers, Wake, Integral equations, Problem solving, Computer applications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE