A Numerical Technique for Solving Rigid Body Impact on an Incompressible, Viscous Medium
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Robert Y. K. Cheng
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.E54 C42
A technique for solving rigid-body impact on a viscous, incompressible medium is presented. The numerical scheme is adapted from the Marker and Cell (MAC) method developed to solve problems involving time-dependent motion of a viscous, incompressible fluid in two-dimensional space. As the pressure end velocity fields are computed throughout the flow field, the solution gives the force and displacement time history of the rigid-body during the impact phase. In conjunction with this, through a system of marker particles, the changes in configuration of the viscous medium on impact can be studied. With a "movie frame" (incremental time) approach, computational experimentation may be performed to examine in detail the phenomena of impact.
Chapman, Cecil T..
"A Numerical Technique for Solving Rigid Body Impact on an Incompressible, Viscous Medium"
(1972). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/1nga-dy57