A GENERAL METHOD FOR CALCULATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL LAMINAR AND TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYERS ON SHIP HULLS. I. COORDINATE SYSTEM, NUMERICAL METHOD AND PRELIMINARY RESULTS
This report describes the progress made during the past year towards the development of a general method for computing three-dimensional incompressible laminar and turbulent boundary layers on ship hulls. The method employs an implicit two-point finite-difference method and an algebraic eddy-viscosity formulation. During the past year the efforts concentrated on the choice of an appropriate coordinate system; the calculation of the geometric parameters of this coordinate system; the numerical solution of the governing equation of the orthogonal curvilinear system; and obtaining preliminary results for simple ship forms. Further studies are in progress and will be reported in a forthcoming report.
California State University, Long BeachDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Long Beach, CA United States 90840
- Cebeci, T
- Chang, Kuei-Chung
- Publication Date: 1977-4
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Boundary layer; Eddy currents; Finite differences; Flow; Hulls; Laminar flow; Numerical analysis; Reynolds number; Shear stress; Three dimensional flow; Turbulence; Turbulent boundary layer; Viscosity
- Candidate Terms: Turbulent flow
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship hulls
- Old TRIS Terms: Laminar boundary layer; Shear stresses
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00166538
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CSULB-TR-77-1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: N00014-76-C-0901
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 29 1978 12:00AM