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Impulsive Plunging Wave Breaking

Posted on October 28th, 2013

Experiment The plunging wave-breaking process for impulsive flow over a bump in a shallow water flume is described, which is relevant to ship hydrodynamics since it includes the effects of wave-body interactions and the wave breaking direction is opposite to the mean flow. Phase averaged measurements (relative to the time at which the maximum wave […]

Series 60 Steady Flow

Posted on September 10th, 2013

Equipment Results are presented from a towing-tank experiment conducted in order to explicate the influence of wavemaking by a surface-piercing body on its boundary layer and wake and provide detailed documentation of the complete flow field appropriate for validating computational fluid dynamics methods. Mean velocity and pressure field measurements were performed for two Froude numbers, 0.16 […]

5512 Steady

Posted on September 10th, 2013

Experiment Results from towing tank experiments for David Taylor Model Basin model 5512 are presented for resistance, sinkage and trim, wave profile, and nominal wake tests and uncertainty assessment. Model 5512 is a 1:46.6 scale, 3.048 m long, fiber reinforced Plexiglas hull, which is a geosim of DTMB model 5415, a 1:24.8 scale 5.72 m model. […]


Posted on March 13th, 2012

Since 1948, IIHR has been an important player in enhancing U.S. naval ship performance through front-line research in hydrodynamics. IIHR’s unique combination of resources, facilities, and top researchers promises an ongoing leading role for the University of Iowa in naval ship hydrodynamics. IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa is leading a revolution in […]