Influence of free surface, unsteadiness and viscous effects on oar blade hydrodynamic loads.

Abstract

Flow around a rowing blade is a very complex phenomenon, involving unsteady three-dimensional flow with violent motion of the free surface. However, in the literature, forces acting on blades are modelled using extreme and dubious simplifications. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of free surface and unsteadiness (two physical… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2010.485646

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