A Computational Study of Unsteady Ship Wake and Vortex Flows
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD
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The superstructure, deck, and other features of large ships produce a variety of vortex flows generated by sharp edges and massively separated regions. These features are of importance for aircraft and other operations on and around these ships. The ability to predict the airwake over a ship can aid in the development of aircraft operating envelopes and can be used to diagnose airwake structures that cause some landing spots to be problematic or unusable. In addition, the ability to predict airwake could be used as a design tool to address air operations early in a ship design.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Marine Engineering