This paper presents the further development of numerical simulation method to solve 3-D highly non-linear slamming problems using parallel computing algorithms. The water entry problems are treated as multi-phase problems (solid, water and air) and governed by the Navier-Stokes (N-S) equations. They are solved by the three-dimensional constrained interpolation profile (CIP) method. The interfaces between different phases are captured using density functions. In the computation, the 3-D CIP method is employed for the advection phase of the N-S equations and a pressure-based algorithm is applied for the non-advection phase. The bi-conjugate gradient stabilized method (BiCGSTAB) is utilized to solve the linear equation systems. A Message Passing Interface (MPI) parallel computing scheme was implemented in the computations. For the parallel computations, the three-dimensional Cartesian decomposition of the computational domain was used. The speed-up performance of various decomposition schemes were studied.

Validation studies were carried out for the water entry of a 3-D wedge and a 3-D ship section with prescribed velocities. The computed slamming force, pressure distribution and free-surface elevations are compared with experimental results and numerical results by other methods.

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