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An experimental investigation of a fully cavitating two-dimensional flat plate hydrofoil near a free surface

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Dawson, Thomas Emmett (1959) An experimental investigation of a fully cavitating two-dimensional flat plate hydrofoil near a free surface. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01272006-130656

Abstract

A fully cavitating two-dimensional flat plate hydrofoil at and below a free surface was investigated. The effects of proximity to the free surface, angle of attack, cavitation number and Froude number or gravity on the normal force, the moment about the leading edge, the center of pressure location, the cavity length and the air flow rate into the cavity are discussed. Comparisons to other experiments and theories also are made.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Acosta, Allan J.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1959
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-01272006-130656
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01272006-130656
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:377
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:27 Jan 2006
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:29

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