Urans simulations of static drift and dynamic manoeuvres of the KVLCC2 tanker

Turnock, S.R.; Phillips, A.B.; Furlong, M.. 2008 Urans simulations of static drift and dynamic manoeuvres of the KVLCC2 tanker. In: SIMMAN 2008: workshop on verification and validation of ship manoeuvring Simulation Methods, Lyngby, Denmark, 13 - 17 Apr 2008. Denmark, Force Technology, 6pp.

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Computational Fluid Dynamics is used to investigate the global forces and moments acting on the KVLCC2 hull form under going straight line, drift and pure sway planar motion mechanism tests. Simulated results are compared with experimental results for the unappended hull in shallow water and a fully appended hull with a propeller acting at the ship self propulsion point. A body fitted mesh undergoes transverse motion within an overall fixed mesh to capture planar motion mechanism tests. A blade element momentum code is coupled with the RANS solver for the self propulsion case. A workstation is used for the calculations with mesh sizes up to 2x106 elements. Computational uncertainty is typically 2-3% for side force and yaw moment but greater than 15% for resistance. With this mesh motion strategy manoeuvres can be well represented within a practical computational time scale.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Additional Keywords: marine CFD, ship manoeuvring
Date made live: 22 Apr 2008 +0 (UTC)

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