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Use of CFD in the optimisation of a naval ship

AuthorsS. Hunt (BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solution U.K.) and G.J.D. Zondervan (MARIN)
Conference/JournalICCAS 13th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding, Portsmouth, UK
DateSep 18, 2007

In recent years there has been a change in the operational requirements for large Naval Support Ship vessels. Whether responding quickly to military conflict or contributing to an expeditionary force, there has been a demand for vessels to have both higher sustained cruising and sprint speeds, typically in excess of 18 knots cruise and 20+ knots sprint. In parallel the through life cost of operation must also be considered and improvements in hull efficiency, reduced fuel consumption, can significantly reduce the through cost of operation to the customer.


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