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Numerical Simulation of Ship Sailing In Regular Head Waves Using CFD Method

Hong Quang Nguyen and Ngoc Kien Vu
Thai Nguyen University of Technology, 666, 3/2 Street, Tich Luong Ward, Thai Nguyen City 251750, Vietnam

Abstract— The paper presents the results of a numerical simulation of a vessel sailing in regular head waves using CFD. The CFD study was carried out using the Unsteady RANSE method. The ship was sailing at serve speed in difference wave conditions. The pitch and heave motions of the ship and the ship resistance in different wave conditions been calculated. The results show that the ship resistance and ship motions depend strongly on the wavelength. The computation shows very integral quantities. Moreover, a comparison between EFD and CFD indicates that the predicted pitch and heave motions and the resistance are in fair agreement with the experimental data. The case study used to verify and validate the well-known benchmark KCS container ship.
Index Terms— ship resistance, CFD, RANSE, Regular waves, motions

Cite: Hong Quang Nguyen and Ngoc Kien Vu, "Numerical Simulation of Ship Sailing In Regular Head Waves Using CFD Method," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 183-188, April 2021. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.10.4.183-188

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