Optimizing hull design, onboard fuel tanks and cargo holds, assessing wave generation and wave impact on marine structures, investigating ventilation dynamics—all of these are important to the marine engineer and naval architect. Computer simulation provides a convenient way to analyze these processes without having to resort to costly experiments.
This FLOW-3D simulation describes the dynamic behaviour of a ship in presence of Stokes waves. The ship is modeled in FLOW-3D as a moving object, moving with a forward speed of 20kn. FLOW-3D results processed with EnSight. Courtesy of XC Engineering.