Feasibility Study of Building a Human Powered Hydrofoil Vessel


Department of Marine Science and Technology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


In this paper, a feasibility study of building a Human Powered Hydrofoil (HPH) vessel is reported. Hydrofoil vessels are a well-known class of high-speed crafts. In addition to high-speed operation, the hydrofoils have a reliable maneuvering capability, good stability and proper operation in waves. Also, a human powered vehicle, nowadays is an advancing idea. Different aspects of the design and construction of a HPH is explained. Some ideas are principles and others are ideas, set forth and should be further analyzed and validated theoretically and experimentally.