Numerical Simulation of the Viscous Flow around High-Speed Ship Hull Considering the Free Surface


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Over the last decade, considering the influence of the viscous free water surface, the numerical simulation of the flow around the hull is one of the focuses in ship research. Currently, the precision of numerical simulation results need to be enhanced. In this paper, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method is used, for a real high-speed ship model, to simulate the flow around the hull and to calculate the total hull resistance with FLUENT software. The Volume of Fraction (VOF) method of two-phase fluid is used to deal with the free surface tracking. The results of resistance are compared with the ship model experimental results. It is shown that the total resistance results calculated accord with the experimental results well, and the numerical method can simulate the profile of the ship wave-making.



Edited by:

Di Zheng, Yiqiang Wang, Yi-Min Deng, Aibing Yu and Weihua Li




W. H. Hu, "Numerical Simulation of the Viscous Flow around High-Speed Ship Hull Considering the Free Surface", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 101-102, pp. 966-969, 2012

Online since:

September 2011





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