Numerical wave simulation and investigation of air-wave-aircraft interactions

Jichang Chen, Tianhang Xiao, Lian Shen, Yujin Lu, Mingbo Tong

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In this paper, a three-dimensional numerical nonbreaking wave method that can be used in aerospace engineering of water landing is developed using Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations, volume of fluid (VOF) method, and velocity-inlet wave maker. The analytical wave spectral divided method is employed to deduce the input wave components according to the Airy linear wave theory. A velocity-inlet/static boundary wave maker and a momentum absorbing zone are employed to generate regular waves and irregular waves. The numerical wave simulation results show good agreement with the analytical wave derived by target wave spectral. Furthermore, several numerical cases are presented and investigated, including the aerodynamic and hydrodynamic forces acting on aircraft ditching processing in air-water regular wave and irregular wave field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781624105890
StatePublished - 2019
EventAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum - Dallas, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

NameAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum


ConferenceAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the grant from Graduate School of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (No. 180603DF01). The authors would like to thank Fan Liu and Jie Wang for the contribution to the grid generation. Furthermore, we also acknowledge Dr. Li Chen, Dr. Linyin Luo and Dr. Dengke Dong for the technical support.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. All rights reserved.


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