Virtual captive tests as a new tool for early maneuvering performance assessment
Paper in proceeding, 2018

Maneuverability is an important aspect of ship performance, and often evaluated in late stages of ship design process. In order to include maneuvering assessment in the early design stage, virtual captive test (VCT) method have been developed as a new tool for early maneuvering performance assessment. In this study, a destroyer hull form with complex appendages and a MR tanker have been analyzed with VCT. Hydrodynamic coefficients were compared to the captive model tests for both hulls and maneuvering simulations of the destroyer hull form is presented in comparison to model tests.


Ship hydrodynamics

Captive test

Virtual captive test





Kadir Burak Korkmaz

SSPA Sweden AB

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Marine Technology

Martin Alexandersson

SSPA Sweden AB

Gabriele Mazza

SSPA Sweden AB

Lars Gustafsson

SSPA Sweden AB

SNAME Maritime Convention, SMC 2018

2018 SNAME Maritime Convention, SMC 2018
Providence, USA,

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Architectural Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Vehicle Engineering

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