An Extension of the Woods Theory for Unsteady Cavity Flows

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H. R. Kelly

Michelson Laboratories, U. S. Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, Calif.

J. Basic Eng 89(4), 789-806 (Dec 01, 1967) (18 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3609708 History: Received July 31, 1967; Online November 03, 2011


One of the most useful theories for the design of hydrofoils for use in cavitating flow has been that of L. C. Woods. He solved the linearized problem for a two-dimensional hydrofoil in Helmholtz flow, at zero angle of attack, and tabulated the results. His theory is here extended to include nonzero cavitation number and nonzero angle of attack. The results are tabulated and some are compared with the original Woods theory.

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