Resistance and propeller efficiency

The first published article in a series of articles on shape optimization of ship sterns with CFD has been released. It demonstrates the importance of optimizing for the delivered power rather than the resistance which can be misleading. This requires the computations of the self propulsion with CFD that can be very computational demanding. However, it is shown that with the new fast solver in SHIPFLOW 6 the optimizations can be performed on a modern workstation or in a small cluster.

The article is called Optimization of ship sterns – part 1 and can be found in under the menu Cases. Read also part 2 on scale effects for optimization of ship sterns Optimization of ship sterns - part 2