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Numerical simulation of water entry of a wedge into waves

Wang, K and Ma, X and Bai, W and Li, Y (2020) Numerical simulation of water entry of a wedge into waves. In: The 30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 11 October 2020 - 16 October 2020, Virtual.

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© 2020 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE). The open source CFD library OpenFOAM is used to simulate the process of the crane lifting cargo into the water. In this paper, overset mesh strategy and the overInterDyMFoam solver are used to solve the process of two-dimensional water entry of a wedge. Firstly, the pressure coefficient distribution and free surface profile of wedges with different deadrise angles into the calm water with constant velocity or free-falling are calculated. Furthermore, water entry of a wedge into a wave was studied. The accuracy of the code is verified by comparing with the published academic data and experimental results.

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