Motion of a slender body near the free surface of a compressible fluid / A. V. Zvyagin, M. N. Smirnova. // Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Seriya 1. Matematika. Mekhanika. 2009. № 2. P. [Moscow Univ. Mech. Bulletin. Vol. 72, N 2, 2017. P. 38-46].
An analytic solution to the problem of motion of a slender rigid body in a semi-infinite domain of a compressible fluid is obtained for the case when the body moves in parallel to the free surface at a constant velocity. This problem is similar to the problem of motion of a hydrofoil ship whose wing-like device allows it to lift its hull above the water surface and to decrease the friction and drag forces limiting the speed of usual ships. During its motion in water, a hydrofoil produces a lift force. The obtained analytic solution allows one to derive explicit expressions for the drag force and for the lift force in the limiting cases of relatively small and large depths. When depth is small, the drag force is greater than that in an infinite medium, since the wave drag is additionally evolved. When the velocity increases and approaches the sound velocity, the forces exerted on the body increase without limit, which is typical for a linear formulation of the problem.
Key words: motion of a body, cavity, free surface, compressible fluid, drag, lift force.