scope of work
- In first instance the focus will be on fully submerged hydrofoils, requiring dynamic control. Therefore the typical case study will involve a wing, control surfaces such as flaps and one or more support struts.
- The design methodology will be incorporated in a prediction/design tool. The backbone of the tool will be a simplified theory with an expanded and enhanced applicability thanks to the set of numerical and experimental investigations. These investigations are meant to gather all the required data and fill some of the applicability-gaps of the simplified theory.
- The set of results will provide also useful information to include basic guidelines, concerning hydro-elastic behaviour and design of the hydrofoil.
The development of the design methodology will be articulated in multiple steps, summarised in the following work packages: