College of Engineering

NUWC - UMD Seminar Presentation

Date(s): 12/12/2012 5:00 PM - 12/12/20126:00 PM
Location: SMAST, 1st floor conference room
Contact: Lara Stone lstone@umassd.edu 508-999-8372


TOPIC: FLOW CONTROL USING HYDROFOILS AND PROPELLERS WITH LEADING EDGE PROTUBERANCES

ABSTRACT:Experimental results of force, flow, and propulsion characteristics of foils with leading edge protuberances are presented. The use of leading edge protuberances is inspired by the humpback whale’s pectoral flippers. A variety of geometries and techniques have been explored, some with favorable results.

Brief biography: Charles Henoch, Ph.D. has worked at NUWC for 21 years as an experimentalist in fluid dynamics. He received a M.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Applied Sciences, both from NYU. His dissertation work involved liquid metal magnetohydrodynamic turbulence studies with Prof. Branover at Ben Gurion University in Israel. At NUWC, he worked extensively at the Langley Tow Tank before it was closed, and on tests at the Large Cavitation Channel, the MIT water tunnel, the Brown University water channel, the Navy pier at San Clemente, the NUWC research tow tank, and the NUWC Superconducting Electromagnetic Thruster Lab. He worked on range tests for supercavitating projectile tests and maintains and operates the NUWC 12” Research Water Tunnel. He is NAVY certified in Laser Operations, Explosive Operations, and Crane Operations.


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