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VIRTUE boosts the role of CFD in ship hydrodynamics

AuthorsAuke van der Ploeg, Tom van Terwisga & Hoyte Raven
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 97
Date12 aug. 2009
Reading time6 minutes

Ship resistance and propulsion are fundamental factors in the fuel efficiency of maritime transport. Modern computational techniques allow further improvements in that efficiency, by precisely predicting resistance and scale effects, computational optimisation for minimum resistance or power and by understanding and limiting propeller cavitation. The work of the 6th-Framework EU project VIRTUE has brought great progress on several fronts. Some highlights are discussed.


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Auke van der Ploeg

CFD Researcher

Tom van Terwisga

Team leader Resistance and Propulsion

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