AN INVESTIGATION OF THE FLUID FLOW ABOUT SHIPS
The principal purpose of this research has been to assess the accuracy and utility of the surface-source distribution method for computing the inviscid-fluid flow around a ship's hull. Comparisons of computed and measured pressure distributions indicate that the surface-source distribution method works quite well for fine hulls. Increasing the number of sources distributed on each side of the hull beyond 100 sources has little effect on the computed results. On the fine hulls tested the presence of the boundary layer or the fact that the model is free to sink and trim does not affect the pressure distribution in a significant way.
University of Washington, SeattleDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Seattle, WA United States 98105
National Science FoundationDivision of Engineering, 1800 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20550
- Adee, B H
- Fung, K L
- Publication Date: 1976-8
- Pagination: 66 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Flow; Flow fields; Flow measurement; Fluid dynamics; Hulls; Hydrodynamics; Instruments for measuring loads or pressure; Inviscid fluids; Measurement; Potential flow; Pressure; Simulation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Pressure distribution; Ship hulls
- Old TRIS Terms: Inviscid flow; Pressure measurement
- Subject Areas: Design; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00150531
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UWME-BHA-76-01 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: NSF-ENG74-20224
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 30 2004 12:00AM