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Optimization of a ship with a large diameter propeller

AuthorsPloeg, A. van der, Bles, G. van der, Zelderen, J. van
Conference/Journal19th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium (NuTTS 2016), Saint-Pierre-d’Oléron, France
Date3 Oct 2016

From several studies in the past it has been demonstrated that the fuel consumption of a ship can be decreased by enlarging the propeller and reducing its rotation rate. In this paper, we focus on the method that can be used to optimize the hull form, in which candidate hull forms will be evaluated by full-scale RANS-computations.


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Auke van der Ploeg

CFD Researcher

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