COMPARISON OF THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS ON BODIES OF REVOLUTION.

A. J. Smits, S. P. Law, P. N. Joubert

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Abstract

A wide range of experimental pressure distributions along axisymmetric bodies was compared with the results of Landweber's potential flow calculation method. Apart from certain viscous effects, some discrepancies were found, and it is shown that blockage corrections are of the right order to account for these discrepancies. The calculation method was also used to show that the pressure distribution over the nose of the body is largely independent of the tail shape, and vice versa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-65
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Ship Research
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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