Numerical simulation of wave slamming on wedges and ship sections during water entry

  • Ma, Zhihua (School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University) ;
  • Qian, Ling (School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Received : 2018.03.26
  • Accepted : 2018.06.10
  • Published : 2018.06.25


The open source software OpenFOAM is utilised to simulate the water entry and hydrodynamic impact process of 2D wedges and ship hull sections. Incompressible multiphase flow solver interDyMFoam is employed to calculate the free fall of structure from air into water using dynamically deforming mesh technique. Both vertical and oblique entry of wedges of various dead-rise angles have been examined. A convergence study of dynamics as well as kinematics of the flow problem is carried out on successively refined meshes. Obtained results are presented and compared to the experimental measurements showing good agreement and reasonable mesh convergence of the solution.



Grant : A Zonal CFD Approach for Fully Nonlinear Simulations of Two Vessels in Launch and Recovery Operations

Supported by : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


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