Recent advances in computations of incompressible flows involving a fully nonlinear free surface are reviewed. Focus is on the treatment of the free surface and (large) nonlinearity. Both potential as well as rotational and viscous free-surface flows are considered. For the former, Mixed-Eulerian-Langrangian boundary-integral methods and the recently developed high-order spectral methods are reviewed. For the latter, the focus is mainly on volume-discretization methods utilizing Eulerian or boundary-fitted grids. The importance and proper treatment of viscous free-surface conditions for these problems are emphasized. It is concluded that computations for nonlinear potential-flow wave problems are reasonably mature although further developments to improve efficiency and robustness are needed for large complex problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Annual Rev Fluid Mechanics, v 28, 1996, p 249 [29 p, 83 ref, 1 tab, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Tsai
    • W-t
    • Yue, D K
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM