Preliminary tests in the NACA tank to investigate the fundamental characteristics of hydrofoils

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Report discusses an investigation into the hydrodynamic properties and general behavior of simple hydrofoils. The experimental results are presented as curves of the lift and drag coefficients plotted against speed for angles of attack and depths. Properly designed hydrofoil sections were determined to have excellent characteristics and a significant reduction in the speed of cavitation.

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

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  • Main Title: Preliminary tests in the NACA tank to investigate the fundamental characteristics of hydrofoils
  • Series Title: NACA Special Reports

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Report discusses an investigation into the hydrodynamic properties and general behavior of simple hydrofoils. The experimental results are presented as curves of the lift and drag coefficients plotted against speed for angles of attack and depths. Properly designed hydrofoil sections were determined to have excellent characteristics and a significant reduction in the speed of cavitation.

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  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20090014143 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-SR-158
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 20090014143
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc65038

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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/metadc65038/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.