Towards a CFD-based prediction of ship performance - progress in predicting full-scale resistance and scale effects

AuthorsRaven, H.C., Van der Ploeg, A., Starke, A.R. and Eça, L.
Conference/JournalRINA MARINE CFD conference
DateMar 26, 2008

This paper discusses scale effects on the viscous and wave resistance of ships, as found from CFD computations; and compares these with the usual assumptions in the extrapolation of model test results to full scale. This work shows how methods to predict full-scale resistance could be improved using results of today's CFD methods.

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