SHIPFLOW – A CFD system for ship design

Larsson, L., Broberg, L., Kim, K., Zhang, D.

Symposium on the Practical Design of ships and Mobile Units (PRADS), Varna, Bulgaria. 1989.


SHIPFLOW, which this paper describes, is a suite of computer programs for calculating the flow, resistance and propulsion characteristics of ships. The CFD (computational fluid dynamics) system is based on a zonal approach that computes potential flow and resistance using the panel method, and viscous flow and corresponding resistance components using boundary layer theory and a Navier-Stokes solver. System results are presented for two ships and a propeller in the open water condition.