, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 182-191
Date: 28 Sep 2012

A dissipative free-surface approach for an underwater body in a uniform stream

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A dissipative free-surface approach is applied to the potential flow problem with respect to a hydrofoil in a two-dimensional uniform stream. A dissipative source-based panel method is developed for a NACA foil problem with its trailing edge being a stagnation point, and also for a symmetric Joukowski foil problem with its trailing edge being a non-stagnation point. To facilitate the understanding of the further application of the dissipative free-surface approach, an underwater mathematical body model is presented. Numerical simulation with respect to the body in a three-dimensional uniform stream is provided from an analytic formulation obtained by the dissipative free-surface technique.