dc.contributor.advisor Morgan, Page W. dc.creator Koehler, Buford Ray dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-08T17:47:58Z dc.date.available 2020-01-08T17:47:58Z dc.date.created 1974 dc.date.issued 1971 dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/DISSERTATIONS-171799 dc.description.abstract The 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.extent 145 leaves en dc.format.medium electronic en dc.format.mimetype application/pdf dc.language.iso eng dc.rights This 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.rights.uri http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ dc.subject.classification 1974 Dissertation K77 dc.title The hydrodynamic impact of a falling body upon a viscous incompressible fluid en dc.type Thesis en thesis.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Engineering en thesis.degree.grantor Texas A&M University en thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en thesis.degree.level Doctoral en dc.contributor.committeeMember Dieckert, Julius W. dc.contributor.committeeMember Joham, H. E. dc.contributor.committeeMember Niles, G. A. dc.contributor.committeeMember Powell, Robert D. dc.type.genre dissertations en dc.type.material text en dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital en dc.publisher.digital Texas A&M University. Libraries
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