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Local flow at plate edge during water entry

Sun, SY; Wu, GX; (2020) Local flow at plate edge during water entry. Physics of Fluids , 32 (7) , Article 072103. 10.1063/5.0013914. Green open access

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Abstract

The local flow near the edge of a horizontal plate impacting a flat liquid surface is investigated through velocity potential flow theory. The inner solution is matched with the outer solution. The far field of the inner solution is assumed to be far away from the other edge of the plate, and thus, its effect can be neglected. The effects of surface tension, viscous friction, and gravity are accounted for in the fully nonlinear dynamic boundary condition on the free surface. When one of these effects is dominant and the other two can be ignored, it is then possible to use self-similar variables to describe the local flow if the entry speed varies with time in a corresponding manner. Detailed results for various self-similar solutions are provided, and the relative importance of the Weber number, Reynolds number, and Froude number is investigated. Simulations are also undertaken for general non-similar flow, and the comparison with the experimental data is also made.

Type: Article
Title: Local flow at plate edge during water entry
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1063/5.0013914
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0013914
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10106744
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