Numerical Ship Hydrodynamics

An assessment of the Gothenburg 2010 Workshop

  • Lars Larsson
  • Frederick Stern
  • Michel Visonneau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Lars Larsson, Frederick Stern, Michel Visonneau
    Pages 1-16
  3. Michel Visonneau
    Pages 65-139
  4. Frederick Stern, Hamid Sadat-Hosseini, Maysam Mousaviraad, Shanti Bhushan
    Pages 141-202
  5. Lu Zou, Lars Larsson
    Pages 255-264
  6. Shanti Bhushan, Tao Xing, Michel Visonneau, Jeroen Wackers, Ganbo Deng, Frederick Stern et al.
    Pages 265-318

About this book


This book assesses the state-of-the-art in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applied to ship hydrodynamics and provides guidelines for the future developments in the field based on the Gothenburg 2010 Workshop. It presents ship hull test cases, experimental data and submitted computational methods, conditions, grids and results.  Analysis is made of errors for global (resistance, sinkage and trim and self-propulsion) and local flow (wave elevations and mean velocities and turbulence) variables, including standard deviations for global variables and propeller modeling for self-propulsion. The effects of grid size and turbulence models are evaluated for both global and local flow variables. Detailed analysis is made of turbulence modeling capabilities for capturing local flow physics. Errors are also analyzed for head-wave seakeeping and forward speed diffraction, and calm-water forward speed-roll decay. Resistance submissions are used to evaluate the error and uncertainty by means of a systematic verification and validation (V&V) study along with statistical investigations.  Post-workshop experimental and computational studies are conducted and analyzed for evaluation of facility biases and to draw more concrete conclusions regarding the most reliable turbulence model, appropriate numerical methods and grid resolution requirements, respectively.


Assessment Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Computational Hydrodynamics Ship Hydrodynamics State-of-the-art

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Larsson
    • 1
  • Frederick Stern
    • 2
  • Michel Visonneau
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Shipping and Marine TechnologyChalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.IIHR-Hydroscience & EngineeringUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.Fluid Mechanics LaboratoryEcole Centrale de NantesNantes Cedex 3France

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