Journal of Engineering Mathematics

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 265–285 | Cite as

A mathematical model for the initial stages of fluid impact in the presence of a cushioning fluid layer

  • S. K. Wilson


In this paper we formulate a mathematical model for initial stages of the impact of a rigid body onto a fluid in the presence of a cushioning fluid layer between them. Some numerical and analytical solutions are obtained in appropriate asymptotic limits, and numerical solutions are obtained to the full leading order problem. Finally, we compare our model with the work of other authors.


Mathematical Model Rigid Body Industrial Mathematic Asymptotic Limit Fluid Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Wilson
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  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordEngland

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