Optimisation of Resistance and Towed Stability of an Offshore Going Barge With CFD

AuthorsToxopeus, S.L., Stroo, K. and Muller, B.
Conference/JournalOMAE ASME 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Nantes, France
DateJun 17, 2013

SMIT and MARIN joined forces with the intention of designing a new ocean going barge with sufficient towed stability and superior resistance characteristics compared to the already low drag Giant 4 barge. A detailed CFD study into the flow around the barge and the size, shape and positioning of the side skegs was performed leading to a significant resistance reduction.

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