This paper presents a solution method for obtaining the hydrodynamic forces and moments on a submerged body translating at a yaw angle. The method is based on the infinite-fluid formulation of the Free Surface Random Vortex Method (FSRVM), which is re-formulated to include the use of slender-body theory. The resulting methodology is given the name: Slender-Body FSRVM (SB-FSRVM). It utilizes the viscous-flow capabilities of FSRVM with a slender-body theory assumption. The three-dimensional viscous-flow equations are first shown to be reducible to a sequence of two-dimensional viscous-fluid problems in the cross-flow planes with the lowest-order effects from the forward velocity included. The theory enables one to analyze effectively the lateral forces and yaw moments on a body undergoing prescribed forward motion with the possible occurrence of flow separation. Applications are made to several cases of body geometry that are in steady forward motion, but at a yawed orientation. These include the case of a long “cone-tail” body. Comparisons are made with existing data where possible.
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Separated Flow About a Slender Body in Forward and Lateral Motion
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Yeung, RW, Seah, RKM, & Imamura, JT. "Separated Flow About a Slender Body in Forward and Lateral Motion." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Volume 4: Ocean Engineering; Offshore Renewable Energy. Estoril, Portugal. June 15–20, 2008. pp. 349-359. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2008-57480
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