Computational Modelling Group

Prediction of Hydrodynamic Characteristics of Planing Hulls using CFD

1st April 2012
Kamal Djidjeli

Performance prediction is an important part of vessel design. Common methods used for predicting planing hull performance include empirical equations and model tests. Model tests are usually expensive, while empirical equations are often applicable to similar hull types. In this work, CFD is used as an alternative prediction tool for high speed planing vessels.


Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: CFD, Free surface flows, Ship Hydrodynamics