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Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 251–260 | Cite as

Optimization of bow shape for a non ballast water ship

  • Ngo Van He
  • Yoshiho Ikeda
Research Paper

Abstract

In this research, a commercial CFD code “Fluent” was applied to optimization of bulbous bow shape for a non ballast water ships (NBS). The ship was developed at the Laboratory of the authors in Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. At first, accuracy of the CFD code was validated by comparing the CFD results with experimental results at towing tank of Osaka Prefecture University. In the optimizing process, the resistances acting on ships in calm water and in regular head waves were defined as the object function. Following features of bulbous bow shapes were considered as design parameters: volume of bulbous bow, height of its volume center, angle of bow bottom, and length of bulbous bow. When referring to the computed results given by the CFD like resistance, pressure and wave pattern made by ships in calm water and in waves, an optimal bow shape for ships was discovered by comparing the results in the series of bow shapes. In the computation on waves, the ship is in fully captured condition because shorter waves, λ/L pp <0.6, are assumed.

Keywords

CFD bulbous bow non ballast water ships resistance 

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© Harbin Engineering University and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine System EngineeringOsaka Prefecture UniversityOsakaJapan

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