Hydrofoil technology has been known for decades and mostly focused on the performance of hydrofoils in steady state conditions. However, there is still work to be done in terms of dynamic response of hydrofoils in unsteady conditions, particularly in the eventual presence of cavitation and/or ventilation. This JIP aims at achieving advanced knowledge to assist within the early design phase of new concepts of foiling vessels. The research will be focussing on the performance of the hydrofoils in unsteady conditions.
See www.marin.nl/jips/foil-design for more information or contact Luigi Francesco Minerva.