EFD and CFD study of forces, ship motions, and flow field for KRISO container ship model in waves

Ping Chen Wu, Md Alfaz Hossain, Naoki Kawakami, Kento Tamaki, Htike Aung Kyaw, Ayaka Matsumoto, Yasuyuki Toda

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Ship motion responses and added resistance in waves have been predicted by a wide variety of computational tools. However, validation of the computational flow field still remains a challenge. In the previous study, the flow field around the Korea Research Institute for Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) Very Large Crude-oil Carrier 2 tanker model with and without propeller condition and without rudder condition was measured by the authors, as well as the resistance and self-propulsion tests in waves. In this study, the KRISO container ship model appended with a rudder was used for the higher Froude number .26 and smaller block coefficient .65. The experiments were conducted in the Osaka University towing tank using a 3.2-m-long ship model for resistance and self-propulsion tests in waves. Viscous flow simulation was performed by using CFDShip-Iowa. The wave conditions proposed in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Workshop 2015 were considered, i.e., the wave–ship length ratio λ/L ¼ .65, .85, 1.15, 1.37, 1.95, and calm water. The objective of this study was to validate CFD results by Experimental Fluid Dynamics (EFD) data for ship vertical motions, added resistance, and wake flow field. The detailed flow field for nominal wake and self-propulsion condition will be analyzed for λ/L ¼ .65, 1.15, 1.37, and calm water. Furthermore, bilge vortex movement and boundary layer development on propeller plane, propeller thrust, and wake factor oscillation in waves will be studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-80
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Ship Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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