Power boat design for economy.

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Frosty, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Milehog
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  2. sottorf
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    Frosty,
    we dont use NASA foils as they are expensive to construct and are not needed. A hydrofoil operating near the surface of the water has a different optimal profile. For more information, check out:

    [ES79] R. Eppler and Y.T. Shen. Wing sections for hydrofoils-part 1: Symmetrical pro les. Journal of ship Research, 23(3):209{217, September 1979.

    [ES81] R. Eppler and Y.T. Shen. Wing sections for hydrofoils-part 2: Nonsymmetrical profi les. Journal of ship Research, 25(3):191{200, September
    1981.
     
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