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On Optimum Propulsion by Means of Small Periodic Motions of a Rigid Profile II. Optimization of the Period and Numerical Results

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We present some numerically calculated optimum thrust generating small amplitude periodic motions of a rigid profile in an inviscid imcompressible fluid. The motions considered consist in general of both a heaving and a pitching part and have common period. Apart from the prescribed thrust, the motions have to satisfy the demand that the contribution to the total thrust of the suction at the leading edge not exceed a given number and are furthermore subjected to a constraint on their amplitude. Solutions of an analogous optimization problem for pure heaving motions are also discussed. Furthermore, the problem of optimizing the period of the motions is considered.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Philips Research Laboratories, The Netherlands

Publication date: April 1, 1990

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