REVIEW OF INTEGRAL-EQUATION TECHNIQUES FOR SOLVING POTENTIAL-FLOW PROBLEMS WITH EMPHASIS ON THE SURFACE-SOURCE METHOD

The problem of interest is that of incompressible potential flow about two- and three-dimensional bodies. Formulation of this problem as an integral equation over the body surface is an especially efficient procedure because the solution can be calculated on the body surface without considering the remainder of the flow field. The various possible integral equations that can be derived to represent the solution are discussed. Principal emphasis is on techniques of solution. The integral equation is replaced by a set of linear algebraic equations. The numerical problems are those associated with efficient calculation of the relevant "influence" matrices and with the solution of the resulting equations, whose coefficient matrix is nonsymmetric and full.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North Holland Publishing Company

    Box 211
    1000 AE Amsterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Hess, Jl
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00099454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM