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On the inter-foil spacing and phase lag of tandem flapping foil propulsors

On the inter-foil spacing and phase lag of tandem flapping foil propulsors
On the inter-foil spacing and phase lag of tandem flapping foil propulsors
The aim of this article is to provide a theoretical basis upon which to advance and deploy novel tandem flapping foil systems for efficient marine propulsion. We put forth three key insights into tandem flapping foil hydrodynamics related to their choreography, propulsive efficiency, and unsteady loading. In particular, we propose that the performance of the aft foil depends on a new nondimensional number, s/Utau, which is the inter-foil separation s normalized by the distance that the freestream U advects in one flapping period tau. Additionally, we show how unsteady loading can be mitigated through choice of phase lag.
2158-2866
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Epps, Brenden P.
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Muscutt, Luke
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Roesler, Bernard
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Weymouth, Gabriel
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Epps, Brenden P.
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Muscutt, Luke
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Roesler, Bernard
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Weymouth, Gabriel
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Epps, Brenden P., Muscutt, Luke, Roesler, Bernard, Weymouth, Gabriel and Ganapathisubramani, Bharath (2016) On the inter-foil spacing and phase lag of tandem flapping foil propulsors. Journal of Ship Production and Design, 1-39. (doi:10.5957/JSPD.32.4.150027).

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The aim of this article is to provide a theoretical basis upon which to advance and deploy novel tandem flapping foil systems for efficient marine propulsion. We put forth three key insights into tandem flapping foil hydrodynamics related to their choreography, propulsive efficiency, and unsteady loading. In particular, we propose that the performance of the aft foil depends on a new nondimensional number, s/Utau, which is the inter-foil separation s normalized by the distance that the freestream U advects in one flapping period tau. Additionally, we show how unsteady loading can be mitigated through choice of phase lag.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 July 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 August 2016
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 399243
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/399243
ISSN: 2158-2866
PURE UUID: 66314edf-c91d-4ddf-b741-b15a6d919982
ORCID for Gabriel Weymouth: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5080-5016
ORCID for Bharath Ganapathisubramani: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9817-0486

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Date deposited: 11 Aug 2016 08:51
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:03

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Author: Brenden P. Epps
Author: Luke Muscutt
Author: Bernard Roesler

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