Comparison of two base-potentials for a slender-body method
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The effects of two base-potentials on the accuracy of a slender-body method are studied in this paper. In the formulation for this method which is developed for the slender ships, the velocity potential is decomposed into a base-potential and a perturbation potential. Then using an order of magnitude analysis, the three-dimensional flow problem is simplified into a series of two-dimensional problems for the perturbation potential. These two-dimensional problems are solved with the linearized free surface boundary conditions, using a mixed Eulerian-Lagrangian method. Finally for the two base-potentials, the numerical wave elevation along a Wigleyull are compared with the experimental results. Copyright © 2012 by ASME.