Preliminary Tests in the NACA Tank to Investigate the Fundamental Characteristics of Hydrofoils

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A preliminary investigation made to study the hydrodynamic properties and general behavior of simple hydrofoils. Six plain, rectangular hydrofoils were tested in a tank at various speeds, angles of attack, and depths below the water surface. The results are presented as curves of the lift and drag coefficients plotted against speed for various angles of attack and depths for which the hydrofoils were tested.

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[40] p. : ill.

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Ward, Kenneth E. & Land, Norman S. September 1940.

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A preliminary investigation made to study the hydrodynamic properties and general behavior of simple hydrofoils. Six plain, rectangular hydrofoils were tested in a tank at various speeds, angles of attack, and depths below the water surface. The results are presented as curves of the lift and drag coefficients plotted against speed for various angles of attack and depths for which the hydrofoils were tested.

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[40] p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R22281
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930092991 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-WR-L-766
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930092991
  • Report No.: NACA-ACR
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc61714

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  • September 1940

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Ward, Kenneth E. & Land, Norman S. Preliminary Tests in the NACA Tank to Investigate the Fundamental Characteristics of Hydrofoils, report, September 1940; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc61714/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.