Accession Number : AD0749774

Title :   Orthogonal Coordinate Systems for Three-Dimensional Boundary Layers, with Particular Reference to Ship Forms,

Corporate Author : IOWA INST OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH IOWA CITY

Personal Author(s) : Miloh,T. ; Patel,V. C.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The problem of choosing orthogonal, curvilinear, coordinate systems for use in boundary-layer calculations on arbitrary three-dimensional bodies is considered in some detail. A general method for the practical evaluation of the various geometrical properties of the coordinates occurring in the three-dimensional boundary-layer equations is described. A particular coordinate system which appears to be the most convenient one for ship hulls is then proposed and analyzed further.

Descriptors :   (*BOUNDARY LAYER, *THREE DIMENSIONAL FLOW), LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, NAVIER STOKES EQUATIONS, HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE