THE XYZ POTENTIAL FLOW PROGRAM

The XYZ Potential Flow Program is a FORTRAN program which computes approximate solutions to problems of flow about three-dimensional bodies of arbitrary shape. The surface of the body is approximated by a set of plane quadrilaterals. The solution is constructed in terms of a source density on the surface of the body. The integral equation for the source density is approximated by a matrix equation on the assumption that the source density is constant in each quadrilateral. The matrix equation is solved by an iteration procedure. A problem with 500 quadrilaterals requires about 15 minutes of computer time when run with CDC 6400 processor. A detailed discussion of the preparation of the input and a sample problem are included. Additional routines which compute streamlines on or off the body are described. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Dawson, C W
    • Dean, J S
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

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  • Pagination: 69 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00044241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSRDC-3892
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM