Author Starke, A.R., Windt J. and Raven, H.C.
Title Validation of viscous flow and wake field predictions for ships at full scale
Conference/Journal 26th ONR Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Rome, Italy
Month September
Year 2006

In this paper full-scale wake field validations for a number of ships are presented and discussed. It will be shown that accurate viscous-flow computations are possible at full scale, which show good correlation with experimental data measured during sea trials with ship-mounted LDV systems. It will be shown that the effect of turbulence closures on the longitudinal vorticity, well-known at model scale, occurs at full scale as well. Of the turbulence closures tested, those that perform well at model scale are also found to perform well at full scale.

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