Ship stern and wake flows: Solutions of the fully-elliptic Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations and comparisons with experiments Academic Article uri icon


  • The numerical method developed by H.C. Chen and V.C. Patel for the solution of the partially-parabolic Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations has been generalized to solve the fully-elliptic equations. This method is applied to calculate the flow over the stern and in the wake of several ship forms for which extensive data are available. The report also provides an overview of the present status of experiments and computational capabilities for such flows.

published proceedings

  • IIHR Report (Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research)

author list (cited authors)

  • Patel, V. C., Chen, H. C., & Ju, S.

complete list of authors

  • Patel, VC||Chen, HC||Ju, S

publication date

  • April 1988