Three-dimensional steep wave impact on a vertical plate with an open rectangular section

Chatzigeorgiou, Ioannis, Korobkin, Alexander ORCID: and Cooker, Mark (2017) Three-dimensional steep wave impact on a vertical plate with an open rectangular section. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 133. pp. 260-272. ISSN 0020-7403

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The present study treats the three-dimensional hydrodynamic slamming problem on a vertical plate subjected to the impact of a steep wave moving towards the plate with a constant velocity. The problem is complicated significantly by assuming that there is a rectangular opening on the plate which allows a discharge of the liquid. The analysis is conducted analytically assuming linear potential theory. The examined configuration determines two boundary value problems with mixed conditions which fully are taken into account. The mathematical process assimilates the plate with a degenerate elliptical cylinder allowing the employment of elliptical harmonics that ensure the satisfaction of the free-surface boundary condition of the front face of the steep wave, away from the plate. This assumption leads to an additional boundary value problem with mixed conditions in the vertical direction. The associated problem involves triple trigonometrical series and it is solved through a transformation into integral equations. To tackle the boundary value problem in the vertical direction a perturbation technique is employed. Extensive numerical calculations are presented as regards the variation of the velocity potential on the plate at the instant of the impact which reveals the influence of the opening. The theory is extended to the computation of the total impulse exerted on the plate using pressure-impulse theory.

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Additional Information: Note added 4.2.19, it was only today that I saw the acceptance data of this joint paper: accepted 21.8.17, and DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2017.08.045 . Further, I noticed a mistake in the journal title, now correced from "Engineering" to "Mechanical".
Uncontrolled Keywords: steep wave impact,pressure-impulse,elliptical harmonics,mixed boundary value problems,triple trigonometrical series,integral equations
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Fluid and Solid Mechanics
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematical Research (former - to 2017)
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2017 05:05
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 02:43
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2017.08.045


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