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 Norman Del Puppo.High Resolution Ship Hydrodynamics Simulations in Open Source Environment[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2014,(4):377-387.[doi:10.1007/s11804-014-1278-2]
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High Resolution Ship Hydrodynamics Simulations in Open Source Environment


High Resolution Ship Hydrodynamics Simulations in Open Source Environment
Norman Del Puppo
Norman Del Puppo
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Trieste 34100, Italy
ship hydrodynamics high-resolution simulation grid generation free-surface turbulence OpenFOAM?
The numerical simulation of wake and free-surface flow around ships is a complex topic that involves multiple tasks: the generation of an optimal computational grid and the development of numerical algorithms capable to predict the flow field around a hull. In this paper, a numerical framework is developed aimed at high-resolution CFD simulations of turbulent, free-surface flows around ship hulls. The framework consists in the concatenation of “tools”, partly available in the open-source finite volume library OpenFOAM?. A novel, flexible mesh-generation algorithm is presented, capable of producing high-quality computational grids for free-surface ship hydrodynamics. The numerical frame work is used to solve some benchmark problems, providing results that are in excellent agreement with the experimental measures.


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