An implicit finite difference technique, in curvilinear- orthogonal surface coordinates, has been developed for the solution of the differential equations of three-dimensional laminar and turbulent boundary layers on ship forms. For turbulent flow, a two-layer eddy-viscosity model has been employed as the closure model. The initial and boundary conditions required to solve the equations and the stability and accuracy of the numerical method are discussed at some length. Two mathematically-defined simple three-dimensional ship forms are studied in some detail. These are a tri-axial ellipsoid and a double elliptic ship.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, 300 South Riverside Drive
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-1585
  • Authors:
    • Chang, Kuei-Chung
    • Patel, V C
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Pagination: 199 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00131516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IIHR-178
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-68-A0196-0011
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM