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Maarten Kerkvliet

Researcher CFD

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Publications
Paper
Submarine hydrodynamics for off-design conditions

Sep 28, 2022

Traditionally, submarine hydrodynamic design has focussed mainly on requirements regarding operational range, powering performance and manoeuvring ...
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Predicting Transition for the 6:1 Prolate Spheroid Using the RANS Equations

Jan 3, 2022

The incorporation of the effects of laminar-to-turbulent transition in CFD has become a topic of growing importance, due to the inability of well ...
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On the Simulation of Low Reynolds Number Flows using the RANS Equations with Eddy-Viscosity and Transition Models

Jan 3, 2022

This paper presents the results obtained with an incompressible flow solver for the two-dimensional test cases proposed for the first AIAA CFD ...
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Experimental and Computational Study of 2D Smooth Wall Turbulent Boundary Layers in Pressure Gradient

Jan 3, 2022

This paper describes a collaborative experimental and computational study of smooth wall boundary layers in a systematic family of favorable and ...
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Computations of the BeVERLI Hill Three-dimensional Separating Flow Model Validation Cases

Jan 3, 2022

The BeVERLI (Benchmark Validation Experiment for RANS/LES Investigations) Hill project aims at producing a detailed experimental database of ...
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CFD Simulations and Experiments of a Submarine in Turn, Zigzag, and Surfacing Maneuvers

Dec 23, 2021

We present simulations and experiments of the generic submarine Joubert BB2 performing standard turn, zigzag, and surfacing maneuvers in calm water ...
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On the Contribution of Roughness Effects to the Scaling of Ship Resistance

Jun 2, 2021

Roughness effects are one of the main challenges of the prediction of ship resistance using traditional model tests and extrapolation procedures. ...
Paper
Submarine Hydrodynamics For Off-Design Conditions

Jun 2, 2021

Traditionally, submarine hydrodynamic design has focussed mainly on requirements regarding operational range, powering performance and manoeuvring ...
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Assessing Numerical Aspects of Transitional Flow Simulations Using the RANS Equations

Jan 14, 2021

This paper addresses the influence of the scheme used in the convective terms of turbulence and transition transport equations on the numerical ...
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On the Numerical Behavior of RANS-Based Transition Models

May 1, 2020

A comparison of several Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) based transition models is presented. Four of the most widespread models are ...
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Exploring the limits of RANS-VoF modelling for aircavity flows

Apr 16, 2020

BACKGROUND: Air lubrication techniques have the potential to significantly reduce frictional drag, benefiting sustainable employability of ships. ...
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Turbulence Decay Corrections for Transitional Flow Calculations

Oct 1, 2019

Transitional flow calculations are becoming increasingly common due to the emergence of applications operating at low Reynolds numbers and the ...
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Assessment of RANS Transition Models

Sep 30, 2018

Many naval and aeronautical applications deal with flows which occur at Reynolds numbers that are typically larger than 107. Under these conditions ...
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Viscous flow simulations at high Reynolds numbers without wall functions - Is y+≃1 enough for the near-wall cells?

Jul 15, 2018

The Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes equations supplemented by eddy-viscosity models are still the most common mathematical model for the simulation ...
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On the Turbulence Modelling for an Air Cavity Interface

Oct 3, 2017

The use of air lubrication techniques can significantly reduce a ship’s fuel consumption. One of the most promising techniques applicable to ships ...
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Modelling of the Plume of a Submerged Exhaust System

Oct 3, 2017

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN) currently operates four diesel-electric Walrus class submarines. The submarines sail submerged on electric engines ...
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On the Physical Mechanisms for the Numerical Modelling of Flows around Air Lubricated Ships

Sep 18, 2016

Air lubrication techniques are very promising in reducing ship drag. It has been demonstrated that air cavity applications can realise propulsive ...
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CFD simulations and experiments of a maneuvering generic submarine and prognosis for simulation of near surface operation

Sep 11, 2016

This paper presents simulations and experiments of the generic submarine Joubert BB2 in self-propulsion and free running maneuvering conditions. The ...
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Analysis of free surface anti-roll tank using URANS. Verification and validation

Sep 4, 2016

To prevent excessive roll motion of ships operating in seas, damping systems are often required. Exterior systems can be used like, bilge keels or ...
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Towards Accurate Computations of Active Stabiliser Fins, focusing on Dynamic Stall

Jun 13, 2016

Steps towards accurate and efficient characterisation of the hydrodynamic behaviour of active stabiliser fins have been conducted using ...
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Numerical Study on Air Cavity Flows

Sep 28, 2015

This work is focused on the numerical study of two problems: the drag reduction prediction by air cavities with known size and the free-surface ...
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Numerical Investigation of Dynamic Stall, with Application to Stabilizer Fins of Ships

Sep 28, 2015

The objective of this current work is to simulate the flow conditions seen at model scale experiments, Re = 65,000 for moving airfoils, to ...
Magazine
In-depth analysis of anti-roll tanks using CFD simulations

Aug 21, 2015

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In 2014, the behaviour of anti-roll tanks (ARTs) was studied at MARIN by using ReFRESCO CFD simulations to fully understand the working principles.
Paper
Analysis of U-Type Anti-Roll Tanks using URANS. Sensitivity and Validation

Jun 8, 2014

The roll motion of ships operating in a seaway is often limiting operations. These limits could be due to, e.g. maximum acceleration, green water, ...
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Influence on the numerical uncertainty of a generic submarine model by changing the wall-normal distribution of the wall-bounded grid cells

Sep 2, 2013

MARIN is using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for engineering applications on daily practice. To establish the credibility of the results ...
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On the Grid Sensitivity of the Wall Boundary Condition of the k-W Turbulence Model

Oct 27, 2004

This paper presents a study on the k − ω turbulence model with regard to the numerical implementation of the ω boundary condition at a solid wall, ...