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dc.contributor.advisorMorgan, Page W.
dc.creatorKoehler, Buford Ray
dc.description.abstractThe hydrodynamic impact of a falling body upon a viscous incompressible fluid is investigated by the development and solution of a mathematical model. The mathematical model simulates the impact of a rigid flat bottom body upon the quiescent free surface of viscous incompressible water. A compressible air layer exists between the falling body and the water free surface. The mathematical model is developed by applying the Navier-Stokes equations to the compressible air layer and the water. The compressible air layer is assumed to be one-dimensional within the layer. Velocity and pressure distributions within the air layer are calculated using the continuity equation and the one-dimensional momentum equation. The water free surface is allowed to deform as the air pressures acting on it increase. The two-dimensional rectangular coordinate form of the Navier-Stokes equations for an incompressible fluid are applied to the water. A normalization scheme is used which causes the water free surface to appear straight and simplifies the application of free surface boundary conditions. ...en
dc.format.extent145 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subject.classification1974 Dissertation K77
dc.titleThe hydrodynamic impact of a falling body upon a viscous incompressible fluiden
dc.typeThesisen Engineeringen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDieckert, Julius W.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJoham, H. E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNiles, G. A.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPowell, Robert D.
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dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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