Hybrid RANS/LES Simulations of Aerodynamic Flows Around Superstructures of Ships

  • Rupert AngerbauerEmail author
  • Thomas Rung
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 143)


The paper reports on a combined computational and experimental study on the aerodynamics of the superstructure of a container vessel. The study aims to assess the potential of add-on components to reduce the aerodynamic drag and validate the capabilities of hybrid RANS/LES approaches against traditional URANS methods. Results indicate the superior predictive performance of hybrid approaches and highlight the potential of aerodynamic add-on devices in the deckhouse region.



This work is part of the AERONAUT project which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI; grant number 03SX425B). The authors greatly acknowledge the support from BMWi.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Ship TheoryHamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany

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