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CFD simulations of vertical surface piercing circular cylinders and comparison against experiments

SJ Keough, DW Stephens, A Ooi, J Philip, JP Monty

Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2018 | Australian fluid mechanics society | Published : 2018


When predicting the susceptibility of a submarine to above water detection, it is important to consider the impact of the wake generated by the periscope(s). Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools can be used to predict the physical size and shape of the wake, which can be combined with periscope models for input into detectability prediction models. For this application, it is important that CFD predictions of the wake are accurate not only in the mean calculations, but that the physical characteristics of the wake are captured at instantaneous snapshots in time. In a previous experimental study, Keough et al. [10] presented time resolved measurements of the wake from vertical surface pi..

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