Numerical simulation of transom-stern waves
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Hand, Randall E.; Valenciano, Miguel; George, Kevin; Biddlecome, Tom; Walters, Richard; Stephens, Mike; O'Shea, Thomas T.; Brucker, Kyle A.; Dommermuth, Douglas G.
The flow field generated by a transom stern hullform is a complex, broad-banded, three-dimensional system marked by a large breaking wave. This unsteady multiphase turbulent flow feature is difficult to study experimentally and simulate numerically. The results of a set of numerical simulations, which use the Numerical Flow Analysis (NFA) code, of the flow around the Model 5673 transom stern at speeds covering both wet- and dry-transom operating conditions are shown in the accompanying fluid dynamics video. The numerical predictions for wet-transom and dry transom conditions are presented to demonstrate the current state of the art in the simulation of ship generated breaking waves. The interested reader is referred to Drazen et al. (2010) for a detailed and comprehensive comparison with experiments conducted at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) The interested reader is referred to Drazen et al. (2010) for a detailed and comprehensive comparison with experiments conducted at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD).
Fluid Dynamics Video submitted to the Gallery of Fluid Motion at the 2010 APS Division of Fluid Dynamics annual meeting.
APS DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion
Fluid Dynamics Video; Naval Hydrodyanmics; Breaking Waves; Rooster Tail; Transom-stern; Ships