Verification and validation of resistance and propulsion computation

    Benoit Mallol     White Paper     14.01.2016

This paper is devoted to the verification and validation exercises with the FINE™/Marine software conducted for the Tokyo 2015 workshop. In addition to numerical uncertainty estimation, we also address issues such as the effect of turbulence modelization, wall resolved versus wall modeled approach, propeller resolved versus propeller modeled approach for self-propulsion simulation, etc. 

CFD can be considered as a mature tool now for steady state ship hydrodynamic applications such as resistance in calm water. Accurate enough predictions can be obtained with reasonable resources even for fully appended hulls, both for model and for full scale in a routine design procedure.

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Posted by Benoit Mallol

Benoit holds a master's degree in Mechanical and Numerical modeling from the University of Bordeaux (France) with a specialization in CFD dedicated to free surface flows. For more than 10 years, he has been working on unstructured meshing strategies and marine applications. As head of the marine group and head of the unstructured meshing group, Benoit drives the product roadmaps, acts as the CFD technical expert to support all our offices around the world and makes sure that the software remains the reference on the different markets.