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A novel 2.5D method for solving the mixed boundary value problem of a surface effect ship

Guo, Z., Ma, Q. ORCID: 0000-0001-5579-6454 & Qin, H. (2018). A novel 2.5D method for solving the mixed boundary value problem of a surface effect ship. Applied Ocean Research, 78, pp. 25-32. doi: 10.1016/j.apor.2018.05.016


When a surface effect ship (SES) sails in waves, the unsteady velocity potential of water can be decomposed into incident potential, sidehull radiation potential, sidehull diffraction potential and radiation potential due to fluctuating air pressure. The potentials related to sidehulls satisfy Neumann boundary conditions (BC) and have been successfully addressed using the 2.5D method. In contrast, the potential related to fluctuating air pressure satisfies mixed BC consisting of homogeneous Neumann BC on the wetted surface of sidehulls and nonhomogeneous Dirichlet BC on the interface between air and water, which has never been studied using the efficient 2.5D method. In this paper, the 2.5D method is firstly proposed to solve the mixed boundary value problem (BVP), which can deal with the coupling between the fluctuating air pressure and sidehulls. By using the 2.5D method, the radiation wave and other relative hydrodynamic parameters of a SES due to the fluctuating air pressure are evaluated. The numerical results on motion response and the fluctuated air pressure of the SES show acceptable agreement with the experimental ones.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018, Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Publisher Keywords: 2.5D method, Mixed boundary value problem, Surface effect ship, Air cushion
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Civil Engineering
Text - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

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