A coning motion apparatus for hydrodynamic model testing in a non-planar cross-flow.
Johnson, David Craig
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As part of continuing research into the flow about slender bodies of revolution, a coning motion apparatus for hydrodynamic model testing was built and demonstrated. This is the first known use of a rotary balance apparatus for external flow hydrodynamic applications. The vorticity shed by the hull and appendages creates a wake field that interacts with the velocity distribution over the vehicle's surface. This in turn effects the surface pressure distribution and thus, when integrated over the body's surface, the total force on the hull/appendage combination. It is this interaction that prevents a closed-form analytic solution to the problem. Keywords: Fluid mechanics. (JES)
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