Simulation of the Flow Around Marine Propeller


In marine architecture, Computational Fluid Dynamics ( CFD) is being widely used. In general, CFD is run on a model scale to compare with the validation data for the test tank. It is difficult, however, to convert model-scale findings to full-scale since Reynolds number scaling is not observed. This implies that an ideal model scale design frequently does not meet full-scale specifications. The analysis of interactions between different components of vessels, such as hull-propeller interactions or devices that save energy, is also not easy at model scale.

What you get from this white paper

  • Simcenter FloEFD to evaluate the capabilities of the Postdam Propeller Test Case by Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt Potsdam.
  • Full-scale CFD running facilitates the study of marine designs under practical operating conditions.
  • Unique SmartCell technology decreases user time needed for creating a mesh.

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