Rans simulation of hydrofoil effects on hydrodynamic coefficients of a planing catamaran

Najafi, A ; Sharif University of Technology | 2016

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. Publisher: Brodarski Institute , 2016
  3. Abstract:
  4. Determination of high-speed crafts’ hydrodynamic coefficients will help to analyze the dynamics of these kinds of vessels and the factors affecting their dynamic stabilities. Also, it can be useful and effective in controlling the vessel instabilities. The main purpose of this study is to determine the coefficients of longitudinal motions of a planing catamaran with and without a hydrofoil using RANS method to evaluate the foil effects on them. Determination of hydrodynamic coefficients by experimental approach is costly, and requires meticulous laboratory equipment; therefore, utilizing numerical methods and developing a virtual laboratory seems highly efficient. In the present study, the numerical results for hydrodynamic coefficients of a high-speed craft are verified against Troesch’s (1992) experimental results. In the following, after determination of hydrodynamic coefficients of a planing catamaran with and without foil, the foil effects on its hydrodynamic coefficients are evaluated. The results indicate that most of the coefficients are frequency independent especially at high frequencies
  5. Keywords:
  6. (CFD) ; Catamaran ; Computational fluid dynamics ; Foil ; Hydrodynamic coefficients
  7. Source: Brodogradnja ; Volume 67, Issue 1 , 2016 , Pages 43-66 ; 0007215X (ISSN)
  8. URL: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=228036