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    Team Number 031

    School Name: Cuba High School

    Area of Science: Environmental

    Project Title: Controlling Erosion with Hydrofoils

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Erosion along riverbeds and aroyyos is a problem in many places, effecting roads, houses, and both public and private property.

Current thought is that due to the dynamics of the shape of a hydrofoil, which in this instance is the same shape as the cross-section of an airplane wing, which produces lift. Since the hydrofoil is stationary, the diversion of water is caused this phenomenon of physics.

The focus of this project is to write a C++ program that will determine if the dynamics of a hydrofoil can divert water to decrease erosion along the banks of an arroyo/riverbed. This program will also determine the efficiency of using this method to decrease the erosion factors.


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