Sonar Dome Geometry Design Using CFD to Reduce Ship Resistance at Cruise Speed

Ping Chen Wu, Jiun Yu Chen, Xuan Hong Liu, Chen I. Wu, Chien Chung Lu

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1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


The objective of this study is to design the hull-mounted sonar dome of a ship. The goal is to reduce the ship total resistance and improve the flow field around the sonar dome for the ship design speed. OpenFOAM 6 was applied to analyze the viscous flow around the ship bow and then optimize the sonar dome geometry. The length, width and depth of the original geometry were maintained. Only the local geometry was fine-tuned considering the back slope and front tip by using Rhinoceros 6. The verification and validation was performed for the original hull form against towing tank resistance data. The grid independence was checked for the optimal design in different design stages. To ensure less influence on the interior equipment installation and to be able to re-use the non-steel dome part, the best resistance reduction is almost 2%. With a larger allowance of shape deformation, the maximal reduction could reach slightly higher than 3%. The flow field is improved for smaller flow separation and vortex, and less fluid nose in sonar detection is expected. The main reason of the resistance reduction is the decrease of the pressure component. In conclusion, a sonar dome design procedure is proposed, and an optimal geometry is suggested.

出版狀態Published - 2022 7月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 分析化學
  • 資訊系統
  • 儀器
  • 原子與分子物理與光學
  • 電氣與電子工程
  • 生物化學


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