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Numerical simulation of water entry of twin-wedges

Wu, GX; (2006) Numerical simulation of water entry of twin-wedges. Journal of Fluids and Structures , 22 pp. 99-108.

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The hydrodynamic problem of twin wedges entering water vertically at constant speed is analysed based on the velocity potential theory. The gravity effect on the flow is ignored based on the assumption that the ratio of the entry speed to the acceleration due to gravity is much larger than the time scale of interest. The problem is solved using the complex velocity potential together with the boundary element method through three stages. When the body touches water, the similarity solution is obtained for each wedge in isolation. This is used as the initial solution at the second stage for the time stepping technique for each wedge in a stretched system defined through the ratio of the Cartesian system to the distance the wedge travelled into water. When the disturbed zone of each wedge begins to affect the flow generated by the other wedge, the stretched system is abandoned and the original system is used. At the third stage the full interactions between the two wedges are included. Various results are provided for the wave elevation, pressure distribution and force at different deadrise angles. They are compared with those obtained from a single wedge and the interaction effect is investigated.

Type: Article
Title: Numerical simulation of water entry of twin-wedges
Keywords: Twin wedges; Water entry; Stretches coordinate system
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/72993
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