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CFD facilitates better understanding of scale effects

AuthorsAuke van der Ploeg & Douwe Rijpkema
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 104
Date16 Dec 2011
Reading time6 minutes

Ship resistance and propulsion are principal factors affecting the fuel efficiency of maritime transport. To be able to accurately predict a ship's resistance and the propulsion efficiency, a good understanding of scale effects is a prerequisite. Here we show two examples of how MARIN's modern CFD techniques can help analyse the sensitivity to scale effects.


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