Consideration of Size-Speed-Power in the Design of Hydrofoil Craft 620427
Most hydrofoil watercraft in current operation are comparatively small in size. However, large size craft are in the design and construction stages. Their successful application in water depends in large part upon three interrelated factors: speed, size, and power.
This paper discusses in further detail the importance of such considerations as drag, foil size and configuration, structural and machinery weights, and speed range upon the efficiency and performance of hydrofoil craft.