On the relation between flow behaviour and the lateral force distribution acting on a ship in oblique motion
Author Oers, B.J. van and Toxopeus, S.L.
Title On the relation between flow behaviour and the lateral force distribution acting on a ship in oblique motion
Conference/Journal ICMES 10th International Cooperation on Marine Engineering Systems
Month March
Year 2006

Abstract
This paper presents the results of a research project focussed on the simulation of the viscous flow fields around five vessels sailing at a non-zero drift angle. The calculated flow fields were used to investigate flow features relevant to the lateral-force distribution, thus offering insight in the physics involved in the manoeuvring behaviour of ships. This insight can be used to improve the manoeuvring characteristics in the early stages of the design process.

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