Computation of Velocity and Pressure Variation Across Axisymmetric Thick Turbulent Stern Flows

  • Thomas T. Huang
  • Ming-Shun Chang
Conference paper


Many propellers and appendages are located inside of ship stern boundary layers. Therefore, it is essential for naval designers to obtain a fundamental understanding and accurate predictions of this special class of external thick turbulent stern flows. A series of experiments has been conducted at David W. Taylor Naval Ship R & D Center to determine the unique turbulence structure and viscous-inviscid interaction of thick axisymmetric [526–529] and simple three-dimensional [530–532] stern flows. The Lighthill [533] displacementbody concept has been proven experimentally to be an accurate approach for computing viscous-inviscid stern flow interaction. The measured static pressure distributions on the body and across the entire boundary layers were predicted by the displacement-body method to an accuracy within one percent of dynamic pressure.


Boundary Layer Wall Shear Stress Pressure Coefficient Stream Surface Axisymmetric Flow 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas T. Huang
  • Ming-Shun Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development CenterBethesdaUSA

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