A Caltech Library Service

An Approximate Numerical Scheme for the Theory of Cavity Flows Past Obstacles of Arbitrary Profile

Wu, T. Yao-tsu and Wang, D. P. (1963) An Approximate Numerical Scheme for the Theory of Cavity Flows Past Obstacles of Arbitrary Profile. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Recently an exact theory for the cavity flow past an obstacle of arbitrary profile at an arbitrary cavitation number has been developed by adopting a free-streamline wake model. The analysis in this general case leads to a set of two functional equations for which several numerical methods have been devised; some of these methods have already been successfully carried out for several typical cases on a high speed electronic computer. In this paper an approximate numerical scheme, somewhat like an engineering principle, is introduced which greatly shortens the computation of the dual functional equations while still retaining a high degree of accuracy of the numerical result. With such drastic simplification, it becomes feasible to carry out this approximate mrmerical scheme even with a hand computing machine.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:This work was supported by the U. S. Office of Naval Research under Contract Nonr - 220 (41).
Group:Hydrodynamics Laboratory
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Office of Naval Research (ONR)Nonr - 220 (41)
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:HydroLabRpt111-1
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:402
Deposited By: Archive Administrator
Deposited On:09 Jun 2005
Last Modified:02 Oct 2019 22:33

Repository Staff Only: item control page