Paper Title:

Optimization of a 17m Catamaran Based on the Resistance Performance

Periodical Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 690 - 693)
Main Theme Materials Design, Processing and Applications
Chapter Chapter 28: Products Design, Manufacture and Industry
Edited by Xianghua Liu, Kaifeng Zhang and Mingzhe Li
Pages 3414-3418
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Da Zheng Wang et al., 2013, Advanced Materials Research, 690-693, 3414
Online since May 2013
Authors Da Zheng Wang, Fei Ma, Lei Mei
Keywords Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), FLOW-3D, Wave Resistance, Wave-Piercing Catamaran
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Based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method and the wave theory, the analysis of hydrodynamic characteristics is made for a wave-piercing catamaran (WPC) in this paper. The resistances of the WPC with different demi-hull spacing are calculated by use of FLOW-3D, and the relationship of the wave resistance with the demi-hull spacing is also discussed. The comparison of results show that the computational resistance matches the test date well in the design speed. This computational method can predict the coefficient of WPC accurately and can be used as a guidance of WPC initional design and optimization on the demi-hull spacing.