Quasi-linear theory (QLT) introduces corrections to the Havelock integral and makes it possible to operate with realistic wave amplitudes and length into framework of linear theory. These corrections for wave amplitude and length are based on implicit employment of the model 2D problems for nonlinear waves of highest magnitude (Stokes waves). There is both description of algorithms and comparison with towing test results for diverse ships here. A substantially novel (and environmentally important) aspect of this paper is application of QLT to computation of ship wave resistance in shallow waters.
Volume Subject Area:Applications in Computational Fluid Dynamics
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