VERSATILE SOLVER, TAILORED FOR MARITIME CHALLENGES

ReFRESCO is a multi-phase viscous flow solver focused on maritime applications. Under active development by MARIN experts and multiple partners around the world, ReFRESCO is constantly evolving to better suit the evolving needs of the maritime world. The roadmap and long term strategy is coordinated by MARIN.The solver is suited for production simulations as well as for research. An additional toolkit is available for automated and easy setup and monitoring of simulations, making it easier to use for both CFD engineers and researchers. MARIN's knowledge and needs are used to improve these tools

Features

ReFRESCO is based on the finite volume formulation and can work all types of cells, making it compatible with a wide variety of grid generation packages. Adaptive grid refinement capabilities help further with focusing the cells and computational resources at the crucial locations. Structures' motions can be either prescribed or solved with the built-in rigid body motion solver. Moving, sliding and deforming grid approaches are readily available to give high setup flexibility. In addition, overset grid capabilities are under active development.

Various turbulence models, from RANS models to high fidelity hybrid and scale resolving models, complemented with transition models are available to answer the most common maritime engineering challenges. Since we focus on maritime applications, ReFRESCO also features wave generation capabilities, dedicated propeller body-force models, acoustic models for underwater radiated noise, and couplings to externals tools such as fast time-domain simulation frameworks.

Contact

Contact person photo

Pierre Crepier

Specialist CFD

Patrick Schrijvers

Teamleider

applications

Ship resistance

Resistance predictions with multi-phase simulations including free surface, or form-factor determination using single phase double-body simulations are parts of the mainstream applications.

Ship resistance

Resistance predictions with multi-phase simulations including free surface, or form-factor determination using single phase double-body simulations are parts of the mainstream applications.

Propulsion

Propeller performance in open-water or in-behind, at full scale or model scale can be predicted. Cavitation and acoustics model are also available for advanced studies.

Propulsion

Propeller performance in open-water or in-behind, at full scale or model scale can be predicted. Cavitation and acoustics model are also available for advanced studies.

current and wind loads

Low speed current forces and wind loads for various inflow angles for input in dynamic positioning systems.

current and wind loads

Low speed current forces and wind loads for various inflow angles for input in dynamic positioning systems.

roll damping

Forces from low to design speed, under constant drift angle and constant yaw rate can be predicted to help finetuning fast-time manoeuvring models.

roll damping

Forces from low to design speed, under constant drift angle and constant yaw rate can be predicted to help finetuning fast-time manoeuvring models.

motions and forces in waves

Motions and forces in waves can be evaluated thanks to the easy to use wave boundary conditions and the wave restoring zones available in the solver.

motions and forces in waves

Motions and forces in waves can be evaluated thanks to the easy to use wave boundary conditions and the wave restoring zones available in the solver.

manoeuvring capabilities

Forces from low to design speed, under constant drift angle and constant yaw rate can be predicted to help finetuning fast-time manoeuvring models.

manoeuvring capabilities

Forces from low to design speed, under constant drift angle and constant yaw rate can be predicted to help finetuning fast-time manoeuvring models.

Scale resolving simulation

Hybrid and scale resolving turbulence models help tackling the most challenging problems.

Scale resolving simulation

Hybrid and scale resolving turbulence models help tackling the most challenging problems.

Fast-time domain coupling

Complex scenarios can be evaluated using external control based on fast time-domain solvers.

Fast-time domain coupling

Complex scenarios can be evaluated using external control based on fast time-domain solvers.

video's

Here we show several ReFRESCO research video's. For more video's watch our Vimeo ReFRESCO Showcase.

3D Wave Solution Semi

Refresco Participation

For partners willing to collaborate with us and use ReFRESCO, we propose three flexible frameworks. Participation in any of the frameworks comes with an unlimited number of parallel users, cpu cores and parallel computations. Access to our calcultion facility can also be arranged to run challenging cases in a reliable way.

The ReFRESCO Research framework can be joined for free. This framework is aimed towards public research where the results can be openly shared. Access to the source-code is possible for people who explicitely need to develop new features.

ReFRESCO-Operation is a paid framework within which partners can use the code for commercial application. We provide access to the solver, our best-pratice guidelines, our tools and provide support to our partners against a yearly fee.

ReFRESCO-Pro enables partners to have access to the solver on a monthly basis per project. This is made for partners who do not need full time access to a CFD solver, but want to perform CFD on their own.