An experimental investigation is reported of the unsteady forces due to heaving motion of fully wetted hydrofoils of unity aspect ratio and also in two-dimensional flow. The tests covered a broad range of reduced frequency and determined the effects of variation in submergence depth, angle of attack, oscillation amplitude, and flow velocity. In general, the findings agree well with available theoretical calculations, but some unexpected variations were found for the case of a wedge-shaped foil and for changes in angle of attack.

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