On the accuracy of the numerical prediction of scale effects on ship viscous resistance

AuthorsEça L. and Hoekstra M.
Conference/JournalMARINE International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering, Barcelona
DateJun 27, 2005

This paper presents a numerical study on the prediction of scale effects on ship resistance, including uncertainty analysis. The results of this paper give strong indications that extrapolation of model test results for high-block ships might benefit from including a Rn-independent component in the viscous resistance.

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