A practical approach to constrained hydrodynamic optimization of ships

AuthorsHoekstra, M. and Raven, H.C
Conference/JournalNAV2003 Symposium, Palermo, Italy
DateJun 1, 2003

This paper presents a practical approach to hydrodynamic optimization of ships, based on numerical flow simulation. New in this approach, compared to previous practice, is first a convenient tool for defining a parameter-based variation of a given hull geometry and second some new facilities for fast computation of the flow around all variants and qualification of the results in relation to the optimization function and the constraints.

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