You are here

Boundary-integral analysis of nonlinear diffraction forces on a submerged body

Download pdf | Full Screen View

Date Issued:
2003
Summary:
A three-dimensional nonlinear time-dependent boundary-integral algorithm is developed to compute wave forces on an underwater vehicle. The effect of viscosity is neglected and the cases for which the effects could be important are discussed. The present algorithm is however an efficient tool to determine wave forces on a submerged body and can also be integrated into a viscous flow algorithm. A numerical wave tank is constructed for the simulation. A damping layer is introduced to minimize spurious reflection of scattered waves at the open boundary. A sinusoidal progressive pressure patch is used to generate incident waves. Wave forces are determined using four different methods: viz., (1) Froude-Krylov volume integration method, (2) Froude-Krylov surface pressure integration method, (3) Linear diffraction analysis and (4) Nonlinear diffraction analysis for a range of parameters including incident wavelength and wave height. Results are compared to quantify effects of nonlinearity and diffraction effect of the body.
Title: Boundary-integral analysis of nonlinear diffraction forces on a submerged body.
0 views
0 downloads
Name(s): Vinayan, Vimal.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Ananthakrishnan, Palaniswamy, Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 133 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A three-dimensional nonlinear time-dependent boundary-integral algorithm is developed to compute wave forces on an underwater vehicle. The effect of viscosity is neglected and the cases for which the effects could be important are discussed. The present algorithm is however an efficient tool to determine wave forces on a submerged body and can also be integrated into a viscous flow algorithm. A numerical wave tank is constructed for the simulation. A damping layer is introduced to minimize spurious reflection of scattered waves at the open boundary. A sinusoidal progressive pressure patch is used to generate incident waves. Wave forces are determined using four different methods: viz., (1) Froude-Krylov volume integration method, (2) Froude-Krylov surface pressure integration method, (3) Linear diffraction analysis and (4) Nonlinear diffraction analysis for a range of parameters including incident wavelength and wave height. Results are compared to quantify effects of nonlinearity and diffraction effect of the body.
Identifier: 9780496198979 (isbn), 13048 (digitool), FADT13048 (IID), fau:9913 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Waves--Diffraction
Boundary element methods
Hydrodynamics
Surface waves (Oceanography)
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/13048
Sublocation: Digital Library
Use and Reproduction: Copyright © is held by the author, with permission granted to Florida Atlantic University to digitize, archive and distribute this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU
Is Part of Series: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library Collections.