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Air-cushioning in impact problems

Moore, M. R. and Ockendon, J. R. and Oliver, J. M. (2012) Air-cushioning in impact problems. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics . (Submitted)



This paper concerns the displacement potential formulation to study the post-impact influence of an aircushioning layer on the two-dimensional impact of a liquid half-space by a rigid body. The liquid and air are both ideal and incompressible and attention is focussed on cases when the density ratio between the air and liquid is small. In particular, the correction to classical Wagner theory is analysed in detail for the impact of circular cylinders and wedges.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:D - G > General
Research Groups:Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics
ID Code:1659
Deposited By: Peter Hudston
Deposited On:09 Feb 2013 09:44
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:21

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