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Practical ship hydrodynamics

Author: Volker Bertram
Publisher: Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002.
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Provides comprehensive coverage of ship hydrodynamics with a focus on numerical methods. This book offers a global overview of experimental and numerical methods for ship resistance and propulsion,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Volker Bertram
ISBN: 0750648511 9780750648516
OCLC Number: 247253721
Description: x, 270 Seiten : Diagramme ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Overview of problems and approaches; Model test and similarity laws; Full scale tests; Numerical approaches (Computational Fluid Dynamics); Basic equations, Basic techniques; Applications. Propeller Flows: Propeller geometry and other basics, Propeller curves; Numerical methods for propeller design; Lifting line theory; Lifting surface theory; BEM for propellers; Field methods; Cavitation; Experimental approach; Propeller design procedure. Resistance and propulsion: Resistance and propulsion concepts; Interaction between ship and propeller; Decomposition of resistance; Experimental approach; Towing tanks and experimental set up; Resistance test; Method ITTC 1957; Method of Hughes-Prohaska; Propulsion test; Additional resistance under service conditions; Simple design approaches; CFD approaches for steady flow; Wave resistance computations; Viscous flow computations; Problems for fast and unconventional ships. Ship Seakeeping: Introduction to seakeeping; Experimental approaches (model and full-scale); Waves and seaway; Airy waves (harmonic waves of small amplitude); Natural seaway; Wind and seaway; Wave climate; Numerical prediction of ship seakeeping; Overview of computational methods; Strip method; Rankine panel methods; Problems for fast and unconventional ships; Further quantities in regular waves; Ship responses in stationary seaway; Simulation methods; Long-term distributions; Slamming. Manoeuvring: Simulation of manoeuvring with known coefficients; Coordinate systems and definitions; Body forces and manoeuvring motions; Linear motion equations; CFD for manoeuvring; Experimental approaches; Manoeuvring tests for full-scale ships in sea trials; Model tests; Rudders; Computation of body forces; Slender-body theory; Influence of heel; Shallow-water effect; Jet thrusters; Stop manoeuvres. Boundary element methods: Green function formulation; Integral equations; Source elements; Point source; Regular first-order panel; Jensen panel; Higher-order panel; Vortex elements; Dipole elements; Point dipole. Numerical examples for BEM: Two-dimensional body in infinite flow; Theory; Numerical implementation.
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