hydrofoil wings.

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by metalhao, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. metalhao
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    metalhao Junior Member

    guys. do you know where i can find materials on hydrofoil foil design?
    so i can use other hydrofoil foil desgin and analyse. thanks. =)
  2. Guest625101138

    Guest625101138 Previous Member

    Google JavaFoil and start the Applet.

    Set the options page for water parameters.

    Select your desired foil profile and you can get lift and drag coefficients.

    Force = 0.5 * rho * Coefficient * Speed^2 * plan area

    You will also need to alow for strut drag and the wave drag will be significant if the foil is near the surface.

    Rick W.
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    tspeer Senior Member

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