
Accession Number : ADP003047
Title : Linear and NonLinear Calculations for the WaveResistance of Submerged Bodies,
Corporate Author : ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE TECHNIQUES AVANCEES PALAISEAU (FRANCE)
Personal Author(s) : Lenoir,M. ; Cahouet,J. ; Guttmann,C.
Report Date : 17 NOV 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : This report considers the case of a submerged body, for which two methods are presented. In the first part we show some results related to the solution of the 3D NeumannKelvin problem; the method of solution is the coupling between Finite Elements and Integral Representation (F.E.I.R.) devised by Jami and Lenoir. The high order of approximation allows good results with only few degrees of freedom. In the second part, we exhibit a procedure for the solution of the nonlinear 2D freesurface problem. We uses a combination of Bai's localized finite element method, which accounts for the behavior of the solution at infinity, and of a fixed point algorithm for seeking the location of the free surface. We need only small calculation domains and few iterations for obtaining results which are significantly different to those deriving from the linearized theory.
Descriptors : *Water waves, *Ship hulls, Resistance, Surfaces, Water flow, Three dimensional, Underwater, Approximation(Mathematics), Finite element analysis, Algorithms, Nonlinear analysis, Couplings, Linearity, France
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE