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Bernoulli propulsion-the inducement of water over a hydrofoil

  1. Jun 29, 2011 #1
    I am trying to find any references to research being done on the process of inducement being used as a form of propulsion in water. I would appreciate any help on finding sources on any general information about the inducement of fluid flow however I am specifically trying to find information on how to calculate a ratio between the flow rate of water that i am pumping thru an open ended submerged pipe (the inside face is actually a hydrofoil but I know how to determine the increase in velocity of the water due to the pressure change so for now we can assume a normal circumference surface) and the flow rate of water which is subsequently induced thru the pipe as well.

    I'd appreciate any input into this since google isnt very helpful and the information I am looking for seems to be a little over my local librarians head!

    Thanks.
     
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