Accession Number : ADD015266

Title :   A Method for Determining the Velocity of a Three-Dimensional Fluid Flow Over a Submerged Body.

Descriptive Note : Patent application filed, 16 Oct 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grant, John R

Report Date : 16 Oct 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A method for determining the velocity of a three-dimensional fluid flow over a submerged body is provided. A plurality of finite volume cylindrical elements are used to represent the distribution of vorticity at the surface geometry of the body. The vorticity distribution is used to determine the velocity field of the flow according to the Biot-Savart integral which is solved for in a cylindrical coordinate system.

Descriptors :   *FLUID FLOW, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *DEEP SUBMERGENCE, BODIES, COORDINATES, DISTRIBUTION, FLOW, FLUIDS, GEOMETRY, INTEGRALS, SURFACES, THREE DIMENSIONAL, VELOCITY, VOLUME

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE