An investigation into the effect of the hull vane on the ship resistance in openfoam

C. Celik, D. B. Danisman, P. Kaklis, S. Khan

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Abstract

The patented Hull Vane, the energy saving appendage, is used to reduce the power need of the ships. It is a hydrofoil wing transversely fixed at the transom bottom of the ships. A negative pressure zone, which helps to reduce the stern wave, appears on the suction side of the Hull Vane due to the accelerated flow from the aft of the hull. In this study, the effect of the Hull Vane on the resistance components of the ship has been investigated in detail on the model scale by performing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. OpenFOAM (Open source Field Operation and Manipulation) has been used as a flow solver which is able to solve different types of fluid dynamics problems. In the scope of the numerical study the chord length of the Hull Vane has been changed to examine its effect on the total resistance. A significant 22.9% reduction on the total resistance has been observed on the subject ship as the result of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Development and Innovations in Marine Technologies - Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2019
EditorsPetar Georgiev, C. Guedes Soares
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages136-141
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780367409517
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event18th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2019 - Varna, Bulgaria
Duration: 9 Sept 201911 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameSustainable Development and Innovations in Marine Technologies - Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2019

Conference

Conference18th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2019
Country/TerritoryBulgaria
CityVarna
Period9/09/1911/09/19

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Funding

High performance computing services have been provided free of charge by the National Centre of High Performance Computing (UHEM) unit at the Istanbul Technical University. I would like to thank Dr. Yigit Kemal Demirel and Dr. Tahsin Tezdogan for their help and guidance on CFD simulations at the University of Strathclyde. I also thank Mr. Can Nuri Özcan for his support in OpenFOAM.

FundersFunder number
University of Strathclyde
Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

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