Rispin, Peter Paul Augustine (1967) A singular perturbation method for non-linear water waves past an obstacle. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09272002-161056
NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. The method of matched singular perturbation expansions is used to solve the problem of a steady two-dimensional flow of a perfect fluid with a free surface under the influence of gravity. A flat plate of length [...] is inclined at an angle [alpha] to the horizontal and its trailing edge is immersed to a depth h below the surface of an otherwise uniform stream of infinite depth, the velocity at upstream infinity being U. A parameter [...] (Froude number [...]) is assumed small so that the flow separates smoothly at the leading and trailing edges, giving rise to an upward jet and gravity waves in the downstream. An inner solution for the velocity field is obtained which is valid near the plate and an outer solution which holds far away. These are determined through the orders 1,[beta log beta], [beta], [beta^2 log^2 beta], [beta^2 log beta] up to order [beta^2], and are matched with one another to these orders. In contrast with linearized planing theory, the depth of submergence can be prescribed as a parameter. The lift coefficient is calculated for several values of [alpha], [...] and [beta]. The results reduce to known ones in certain limits.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Applied Mechanics|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||24 August 1966|
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|Deposited On:||30 Sep 2002|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 03:03|
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