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Journal of Hydrodynamics

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 1–20 | Cite as

Development of naoe-FOAM-SJTU solver based on OpenFOAM for marine hydrodynamics

  • Jian-hua Wang
  • Wei-wen Zhao
  • De-cheng WanEmail author
Special Colomn 13Th Openfoam (OFW 13) (Guest Editdr De-Cheng Wan)
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Abstract

A CFD solver naoe-FOAM-SJTU (The abbreviation naoe stands for naval architecture and ocean engineering) is developed based on the open source platform OpenFOAM with the purpose of simulating various marine hydrodynamic problems. In the present paper, self-developed modules, i.e., wave generation and absorption, 6 degrees of freedom motion, mooring system, dynamic overset grid, fluid-structure interaction, unsteady actuator line model, implemented on the open source platform OpenFOAM are introduced to illustrate the development of the marine hydrodynamics CFD solver. Furthermore, extensive simulations of marine hydrodynamic problems using the developed modules are conducted and validated by available experimental data. It has been proved that the CFD solver naoe-FOAM-SJTU is suitable and reliable in predicting the complex viscous flow around ship and offshore structures. Efficiency and accuracy need to be focused in the future development of the present CFD solver.

Key words

Marine hydrodynamics fluid-structure interaction overset grid naoe-FOAM-SJTU solver OpenFOAM 

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Chang Jiang Scholars Program (Grant No. T2014099), the Shanghai Excellent Academic Leaders Program (Grant No. 17XD1402300), the Program for Professor of Special Appointment (Eastern Scholar) at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning (Grant No. 2013022) the Innovative Special Project of Numerical Tank of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (Grant No. 2016-23/09) and Lloyd’s Register Foundation for doctoral student, to which the authors are most grateful.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Ship and Deep-Sea Exploration, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Ocean EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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