Orthogonal coordinate systems for three-dimensional boundary layers, with particular reference to ship forms

Touvia Miloh, (Virendrakumar Chaturbhai) Patel

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Abstract

The problem of choosing orthogonal, curvilinear, coordinate systems for use in boundary-layer calculations on arbitrary three-dimensional bodies is considered in some detail. A general method is described for the practical evaluation of the various geometrical properties of the coordinates occurring in the three-dimensional boundary-layer equations. A particular coordinate system that appears to be the most convenient one for ship hulls is then proposed and analyzed further.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-58
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Ship Research
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1973
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Laminar flow
  • Ships
  • Turbulent boundary layer

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