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On the Efficiency Increasing Interaction of Thrust Producing Lifting Surfaces

  • J. A. Sparenberg
  • A. K. Wiersma

Abstract

The thrust production by two interacting lifting surfaces is discussed. Behind the surfaces there are two adjacent free vortex sheets of opposite strength. Far behind the surfaces the fluid is nearly undisturbed, outside these sheets. In between the sheets the fluid has backwards directed momentum. Possibly this theory can give some insight in the interaction of the tail fin with dorsal and ventral fins of swimming fishes.

Keywords

Hilbert Problem Vortex Sheet Free Vortex Suction Force Flat Profile 
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References

  1. Lighthill, M. J. 1970 Aquatic animal propulsion of high hydromechanical efficiency. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 44, 265–301.Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Sparenberg
    • 1
  • A. K. Wiersma
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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