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Document ID (ISN)68680
CIS number 97-527
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1126-4
Year 1996
Convention or series no. OTI 94 623
Author(s) Goyder H.G.D., Thompson C.P.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Some calculations of fluid loading using computational fluid dynamics
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. v, 89p. Illus. 11 ref. Price: GBP 25.00.
Abstract This report concerns the application of fluid dynamics (CFD) to fluid problems in the offshore industry. To identify current capabilities of CFD, the flow around a stationary circular cylinder at large Reynolds numbers was modelled using a commercial CFD computer programme. There was good agreement between computer calculations and experimental data; variations in drag were correctly modelled and effects of turbulence were correctly represented. The current status of CFD and its application to offshore design is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; fluid mechanics; offshore oil extraction
Descriptors (secondary) computer applications; evaluation of technique
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry