This paper outlines the background and mathematics involved in the development of a basic computational fluid dynamics program to be used in resistance estimations of hydrofoils. The sections detailed in the report break down the scheme followed in outlining the program including derivation of necessary fluid mechanic equations, discretization of hydrofoil shapes and formulation of results. The basic hydrofoil resistance estimations are shown to be consistent with the findings from proven computational methods used to determine the pressure on submerged hydrofoils. This report also details, some of the various steps to be taken as future developments with this program or in similar programs of its kind.

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