Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 81–86 | Cite as

Wave resistance of a viscous liquid

  • R. A. Gruntfest
  • A. K. Nikitin


In this paper we examine the resistance encountered by a system of normal stresses during its rectilinear motion along the surface of a viscous liquid of infinite depth. The problem is solved in the linear formulation, i.e., it is assumed that amplitudes of the waves which arise are small and the waves are shallow. The solution for the two-and three-dimensional problems is obtained in the general case in closed form. In the two-dimensional case a detailed study is made of the case when a constant pressure p0, moving with the constant velocity U, is given on a segment of length 2l. In the three-dimen-sional problem the case is studied when the normal stress is concentrated on a segment of a straight line of length 2l, which can replace a ship moving along a straight course with the constant velocity U. The integrals obtained in both cases are studied using the stationary phase method, the application of which for the three-dimensional integrals with respect to a volume with boundaries is justified in §1 of the paper. As a result we obtain equations for the wave resistance in the two- (§2) and three-dimensional (§3) cases.


Stationary Phase Normal Stress Closed Form Linear Formulation Constant Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Gruntfest
    • 1
  • A. K. Nikitin
    • 1
  1. 1.Rostov-on-Don

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