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Fluid-body interactions: clashing, skimming, bouncing.
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    Smith FT, Wilson PL
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    3007, 3024
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    Philos Transact A Math Phys Eng Sci
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Solid-solid and solid-fluid impacts and bouncing are the concern here. A theoretical study is presented on fluid-body interaction in which the motion of the body and the fluid influence each other nonlinearly. There could also be many bodies involved. The clashing refers to solid-solid impacts arising from fluid-body interaction in a channel, while the skimming refers to another area where a thin body impacts obliquely upon a fluid surface. Bouncing usually then follows in both areas. The main new contribution concerns the influences of thickness and camber which lead to a different and more general form of clashing and hence bouncing.
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