- COMPUTATION OF FREE-SURFACE FLOWS DUE TO PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION
- Jack Asavanant ; Montri Maleewong ; Choi, Jeong-Whan ;
- Communications of the Korean Mathematical Society, volume 16, issue 1, 2001, Pages 137~152
Abstract
Steady two-dimensional flows due to an applied pressure distribution in water of finite depth are considered. Gravity is included in the dynamic boundary condition. Gravity is included in the dynamic boundary condition. The problem is solved numerically by using the boundary integral equation technique. It is shown that, for both supercritical and subcritical flows, solutions depend on three parameters: (i) the Froude number, (ii) the magnitude of applied pressure distribution, and (iii) the span length of pressure distribution. For supercritical flows, there exist up to two solutions corresponding to the same value of Froude number for positive pressures and a unique solution for negative pressures. For subcritical flows, there are solutions with waves behind the applied pressure distribution. As the Froude number decreases, these waves when the Froude numbers approach the critical values.