The occurrence of blockage, or a jump in the velocity potential between the upstream and downstream infinities, is well known for steady two-dimensional flow past a body in a rigid channel. This paper considers the analogous situation where there is a free surface, as in the wave resistance problem for submerged two-dimensional bodies in a fluid of finite depth. It is shown that blockage occurs in spite of the free surface, taking values which depend not only on the dipole moment but also upon the Froude number based on depth. The occurrence of blockage, in the present context, has a bearing primarily upon the correct formulation of far-field radiation conditions for steady flows with finite depth.

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  • Authors:
    • Newman, J N
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00147531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM