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The Effect of a Longitudinal Gravitational Field on the Supercavitating Flow Over a Wedge

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A. J. Acosta

Division of Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 28(2), 188-192 (Jun 01, 1961) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3641650 History: Received July 07, 1960; Online September 16, 2011

Abstract

The free-streamline flow past a symmetrical wedge in the presence of a longitudinal gravitational field is determined with a linearized theory. The proportions of the cavity depend upon the cavitation number and Froude number. The drag coefficient is likewise affected by gravity, though to a smaller extent.

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