Journal of Hydrodynamics

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 234–240 | Cite as

Hull Gesture And Resistance Prediction Of High-Speed Vessels

  • Chong-ben Ni
  • Ren-chuan ZhuEmail author
  • Guo-ping Miao
  • Ju Fan


Since trim and sinkage are significant while vessels are advancing forward with high speed, the predicted vessel resistance based on restrained model theory or experiment may not be real resistance of vessels during voyage. It is necessary to take the influence of hull gesture into account for oredicting the resistance of high-speed ship. In the present work the resistance problem of high speed ship is treated with the viscous flow theory, and the dynamic mesh technique is adopted to coincide with variation of hull gesture of high speed vessel on voyage. The simulation of the models of S60 ship and a trimaran moving in towing tank with high speed are conducted by using the above theory and technique. The corresponding numerical results are in good agreement with the experimental data. It indicates that the resistance prediction for high speed vessels should take hull gesture into consideration and the dynamic mesh method proposed here is effective in calculating the resistance of high speed vessels.

Key words

ship trim and sinkage dynamic mesh high-speed vessel resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chong-ben Ni
    • 1
  • Ren-chuan Zhu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Guo-ping Miao
    • 1
  • Ju Fan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Ocean EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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