Experiments on a partially cavitating planoconvex hydrofoil with comparison to theory
Abstract
A description of some experiments involving a twodimensional, partially cavitating, planoconvex hydrofoil is presented in this report. The data obtained were compared to two theories for twodimensional partially cavitating flow; the camber line theory of Geurst and the theory for a planoconvex hydrofoil which included the effects of thickness. The latter theory involves assumptions identical to those of Wade, but the solution is purely numerical, being the determination of the strengths of vortices and sources of a discrete distribution representing the foil and cavity and produces the same results as those of Wade. For a 6% thickness ratio (that of the foil tested) the two theories produce nearly identical results, both of which agree well with measurements for moderate angles of attack.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 July 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977STIN...7813274U
 Keywords:

 Cavitation Flow;
 Hydrofoils;
 Angle Of Attack;
 Pressure Measurement;
 Two Dimensional Flow;
 Engineering (General)