One of the important research areas in the water-entry problem is the cavity dynamics. A theoretical analysis is presented to predict the dynamics of water-entry cavity up to the first cavity closure, which is generated by a solid body entering a semi-inifinite free surface of water at a wide range of entry speed. Two types of cavity closure, which are surface closure and the deep closure, depending on the magnitude of ambient atmosphere pressure and entry speed are described by the proposed theory. The time of surface closure at the relatively low-speed entry regime is estimated and compared with published experimental data. Currently no experimental data are available for the high-speed entry case.
On the Water-Entry-Induced Cavity Closure for a Wide Range of Entry Speeds
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division Sept. 12, 2002; revised manuscript received Mar. 31, 2003. Associate Editor: A. K. Prasad.
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Lee , M. (October 7, 2003). "On the Water-Entry-Induced Cavity Closure for a Wide Range of Entry Speeds." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. September 2003; 125(5): 927–930. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1598987
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