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The prediction of wave patterns at large distances from a moving body in a confined channel


Javanmardi, M and Binns, JR and Renilson, MR and Thomas, GA, The prediction of wave patterns at large distances from a moving body in a confined channel, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 December, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780646583730 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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In this study we have investigated the ability of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to predict far field wave propagation parameters generated by vessels at forward speeds in a confined channel.

A model pressure source has been tested in the Australian Maritime College Towing Tank with wave probes located at a range of lateral distances through the channel which measured the parameters of the generated waves.

The CFD software ANSYS Fluent was used to simulate the same conditions using the finite volume method. The numerical results are compared with experimental data for different lateral distances from the pressure source. The comparisons show that the numerical approach is able to satisfactorily predict the wave parameters in the far field, as well as the near field.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Maritime engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Javanmardi, M (Dr Mohammadreza Javanmardi)
UTAS Author:Binns, JR (Professor Jonathan Binns)
UTAS Author:Renilson, MR (Professor Martin Renilson)
UTAS Author:Thomas, GA (Professor Giles Thomas)
ID Code:82617
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-02-07
Last Modified:2014-08-12

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