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Auke van der Ploeg

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Paper
Anderson-Accelerated Convergence for Incompressible Navier-StokesEquations

Sep 30, 2019

We consider iterative solvers for the systems of non-linear equations that need to be solved to compute incompressible flows. To ensure that the ...
Paper
Improving an Already Optimized Ship by Making its Stern Asymmetric

May 14, 2018

A container ship with a large area propeller is optimized for minimal power and maximum quality of the inflow to the propeller. Both object ...
Paper
Optimization of a ship with a large diameter propeller

Oct 3, 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 ...
Paper
Trim wedge optimization with viscous free surface computations

Sep 4, 2016

Today, varying fuel prices and high competition in the maritime transport sector cause that shipyards continuously have to improve the design of ...
Paper
Optimization of the STREAMLINE tanker using RANS/FS computations

Sep 30, 2014

In the 7th-Framework EU project 'STREAMLINE' the optimization of the aft part of the hull form and propeller of a chemical tanker that will be ...
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Optimization of a Chemical Tanker with Free-surface Viscous Flow Computations

Oct 25, 2013

This paper discusses a procedure to optimize ship hull forms for minimum required power and best wake field quality, based on CFD computations of ...
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Improved hull optimisation using PARNASSOS Explorer

Aug 30, 2013

Reading time 6 minutes

MARIN's inhouse RANS optimisation tool PARNASSOS Explorer is helping the industry discover more about the optimal hull form in order to improve ...
Paper
Optimization of a Chemical Tanker and Propeller with CFD

May 29, 2013

In this paper we describe techniques for optimizing the lines of the aft body using the RANS-code PARNASSOS, together with an optimization of the ...
Paper
Real-time computation of interactive waves using the GPU

Oct 7, 2012

In this paper we present how a very efficient iterative solver can be combined with a very efficient implementation on the graphical processing unit ...
Paper
Object Functions for Optimizing a Ship’s Aft Body

Apr 16, 2012

In this paper we consider two object functions for hull form optimization: the first is an estimate of the required power to sustain a given speed, ...
Magazine
CFD facilitates better understanding of scale effects

Dec 16, 2011

Reading time 6 minutes

Ship resistance and propulsion are principal factors affecting the fuel efficiency of maritime transport. To be able to accurately predict a ship's ...
Paper
A Comparison of Several Strategies to Optimize a Ship's Aft Body

Nov 30, 2011

This paper describes a procedure to optimize ship hull forms based on double body viscous flow computations with a RANS-solver. In addition, we will ...
Paper
Prediction Of The Transom Flow Regime With Viscous Free Surface Computations

Sep 30, 2011

A steady free-surface fitting RANS method is used to accurately and efficiently compute the flow near a ship's transom.
Paper
A Comparison of Strategies for the Optimization of a Ship’s Aft Body

May 2, 2011

This paper describes a procedure to optimize ship hull forms based on double body viscous flow computations with a RANS-solver. In addition, we ...
Paper
Free-Surface Viscous Flow Solution Methods for Ship Hydrodynamics

Feb 12, 2011

Reading time 4 minutes

The simulationof viscousfree-surface water flow is a subject that has reached a certain maturity and is nowadays used in industrial applications, ...
Paper
Computation of Scale Effects in Free-Surface Flows near a Ship’s Transom

Oct 10, 2010

In this paper we focus on the computation of the viscous free-surface flow including scale effects. The good agreement with measurements ...
Paper
CFD-Based Optimization for Minimal Power and Wake Field Quality

Sep 19, 2010

This paper discusses a procedure to optimize ship hull forms for minimum required power and best wake field quality, based on CFD computations of ...
Magazine
VIRTUE boosts the role of CFD in ship hydrodynamics

Aug 12, 2009

Reading time 6 minutes

Ship resistance and propulsion are fundamental factors in the fuel efficiency of maritime transport. Modern computational techniques allow further ...
Paper
Computation of Free-surface Viscous Flows at Model and Full Scale -- a Comparison of Two Different Approaches

Oct 1, 2008

This paper discusses results of a workshop on freesurface viscous flow and scale effects. Participants were asked to submit computations of the ...
Paper
Accuracy of viscous resistance computations for ships including free surface effects

Jun 5, 2007

Several CFD codes are able to predict the viscous flow and wake field accurately today. However, the predicted resistance and its components are ...
Paper
Computation of free-surface viscous flows at model and full scale by a steady iterative approach

Aug 1, 2004

This paper describes progress in the development of a method to compute viscous flow with free surface around a ship hull. The method solves the ...
Thesis
Preconditioning for sparse matrices with applications

Feb 4, 1994

In this thesis, we have considered the development of preconditioners for large sparse systems of linear equations Ax = b. Primarily, we have ...

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