A numerical method is presented for solving the transient two-dimensional flow induced by the motion of a floating body. The free-surface equations are linearized, but an exact body boundary condition permits large-amplitude motion of the body. The flow is divided into two parts: the wave field and the impulsive flow required to satisfy the instantaneous body boundary condition. The wave field is represented by a finite sum of harmonics. A nonuniform spacing of the harmonic components gives an efficient representation over specified time and space intervals. The body is represented by a source distribution over the portion of its surface under the static waterline. Two modes of body motion are discussed--a captive mode and a free mode. In the former case, the body motion is specified, and in the latter, it is calculated from the initial conditions and the inertial properties of the body. Two examples are given--water entry of a wedge in the captive mode and motion of a perturbed floating body in the free mode.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Chapman, R B
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Accession Number: 00189422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM