Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 158–166 | Cite as

Numerical study of viscous wave-making resistance of ship navigation in still water

  • Ruosi Zha
  • Haixuan Ye
  • Zhirong Shen
  • Decheng Wan
Research Papers


The prediction of a ship’s resistance especially the viscous wave-making resistance is an important issue in CFD applications. In this paper, the resistances of six ships from hull 1 to hull 6 with different hull forms advancing in still water are numerically studied using the solver naoe-FOAM-SJTU, which was developed based on the open source code package OpenFOAM. Different components of the resistances are computed and compared while considering two speed conditions (12 kn and 16 kn). The resistance of hull 3 is the smallest while that of hull 5 is the largest at the same speed. The results show hull 3 is a good reference for the design of similar ships, which can provide some valuable guidelines for hull form optimization.


ship navigation CFD wave-making resistance viscous flow hull naoe-FOAM-SJTU solver OpenFOAM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruosi Zha
    • 1
  • Haixuan Ye
    • 1
  • Zhirong Shen
    • 1
  • Decheng Wan
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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