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IJME 309

Paper title:  A Numerical Simulation Investigation of the Hydrodynamic Motions of a Ship Advancing in Waves



D C Lo, D T Su, and J T Lin, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan


This study establishes a relationship diagram of the ship-wave interaction under a ship advancing in waves. A finite difference method based on volume of fluid (VOF) principles was used to simulate the hydrodynamic motions of a ship advancing in waves. A ship model was constructed using a computer aided design (CAD) tool. The computational fluid dynamic (CFD) technique was used to calculate the hydrodynamic motions effect of a ship sailing in waves at varying angles of incidence. This study investigates a number of significant related parameters, such as the speed of the ship model, the various wave incidence angles, the wave height, and the navigation time. A chart is also used to show the flow field, and changes in the six degrees of freedom motion and continually compare changes in the drag force


Transactions RINA, Vol 156, Part A4, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Oct-Dec 2014 

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DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2014.a4.309

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