NUMERICAL PREDICTION OF SLAMMING LOADS DURING WATER ENTRY OF BOW-FLARED SECTIONS

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Shan Wang
H B Luo
C Guedes Soares

Abstract

The two-dimensional water entry of bow-flared sections is studied by using a Multi-Material Arbitrary Lagrangian- Eulerian (MMALE) formulation and a penalty-coupling algorithm. A convergence study is carried out, considering the effects of mesh size, the dimension of fluids domain, and fluid leakage phenomenon through the structure. The predicted results on the wetted surface of a bow-flared section are compared with published experimental values in terms of vertical slamming force, pressure distributions at different time instances and the pressure histories at different points. Comparisons between the numerical results and measured values show satisfactory correlation. An approximation method is adopted to estimate the sectional slamming force showing good consistency for the peak forces.


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