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Free-surface flow over a semicircular obstruction

  • Lawrence K. Forbes (a1) and Leonard W. Schwartz (a1)

The two-dimensional steady flow of a fluid over a semicircular obstacle on the bottom of a stream is discussed. A linearized theory is presented, along with a numerical method for the solution of the fully nonlinear problem. The nonlinear free-surface profile is obtained after solution of an integrodifferential equation coupled with the dynamic free-surface condition. The wave resistance of the semicircle is calculated from knowledge of the solution at the free surface.

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Journal of Fluid Mechanics
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