CFD-Based Optimization for Minimal Power and Wake Field Quality

AuthorsVan der Ploeg, A. and Raven, H.C.
Conference/Journal11th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures (PRADS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DateSep 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 the viscous flow and resistance. The computed improvements in the resistance and in the nominal wake field show excellent agreement with measurements.

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