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 Yumin Su,Qingtong Chen,Hailong Shen and Wei Lu.Numerical Simulation of a Planing Vessel at High Speed[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2012,(2):178-183.[doi:10.1007/s11804-012-1120-7]
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Numerical Simulation of a Planing Vessel at High Speed


Numerical Simulation of a Planing Vessel at High Speed
Yumin Su Qingtong Chen Hailong Shen and Wei Lu
Yumin Su Qingtong Chen Hailong Shen and Wei Lu
1. State Key Laboratory of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China 2. China Helicopter Research and Development Institute, Jingdezhen 333001,China
planing vessel RANS equations running attitude six degrees of freedom equations VOF
Planing vessels are applied widely in civil and military situations. Due to their high speed, the motion of planning vessels is complex. In order to predict the motion of planning vessels, it is important to analyze the hydrodynamic performance of planning vessels at high speeds. The computational fluid dynamic method (CFD) has been proposed to calculate hydrodynamic performance of planning vessels. However, in most traditional CFD approaches, model tests or empirical formulas are needed to obtain the running attitude of the planing vessels before calculation. This paper presents a new CFD method to calculate hydrodynamic forces of planing vessels. The numerical method was based on Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations. The volume of fluid (VOF) method and the six-degrees-of-freedom equation were applied. An effective process was introduced to solve the numerical divergence problem in numerical simulation. Compared with experimental results, numerical simulation results indicate that both the running attitude and hydrodynamic performance can be predicted well at high speeds.


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Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51009038/E091002)
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