Aerodynamic optimization of superstructures and components
Other conference contribution, 2010

Ships feature superstructures and components with s teps, recesses and styling surfaces that cause detached flow phenomena. A favorable air flow becom es a design criterion, particularly for mega- yachts and cruise ferries. For instance, exhaust ga ses should be kept from passengers and crew. Within this paper it is discussed how Computer Aide d Design (CAD) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) are coupled for aerodynamic design. The FRIENDSHIP-Framework for parametric modeling and process control and ANSYS CFX for visc ous flow simulations were combined. The aerodynamics of a mega-yacht was studied. Systemati c refinements were undertaken to clarify the levels of detail for resolving geometry and fluid d omain. Subsequently, the yacht’s funnel was optimized to improve emissions.


Stefan Harries

Florian Vesting

Sustainable ship propulsion

9th Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries


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Sustainable development

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Civil Engineering

Transport Systems and Logistics

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