Slamming is a critical loading condition that governs design of high-speed small craft. Due to sparse pressure measurements in previously conducted experimental studies and uncertainties in numerical simulations, a combined study to fully understand the three-dimensional fluid-dynamics effects on the bottom of a wedge is presented herein. The focus of this paper is on a comparison of experiments and simulations on the water-entry of a rigid wedge that represents a transverse wedge cross section of a Generic Prismatic Planing Hull (GPPH). The results show that the simulations are in very good agreement with the experiments and that these 3D effects can accurately be modeled.
Vertical Wedge Water-Entry through Experiments and Simulation to Explore Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Flow Characteristic
Bhardwaj, Arman, Javaherian, M. Javad, and Nicholas Husser. "Vertical Wedge Water-Entry through Experiments and Simulation to Explore Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Flow Characteristic." Paper presented at the SNAME International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, October 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/FAST-2021-004
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