The course content can be classified into three different parts: (i) the origin, classification, and analysis of the different components of the resistance, (ii) the determination of resistance components through computational hydrodynamics, experiments in towing basins, or by empirical consideration, and (iii) the principles of hull design and tools to improve the efficiency of the design. The content for each of these parts are listed below:
- Basic equations and principles in ship hydrodynamics
- Scale similarity concept
- Classification of resistance components
- Ship wave making resistance
- Inviscid flow
- Boundary layer flow
- Viscous flow and turbulence
- Panel methods for inviscid flow
- RANS approaches for turbulent flow computations
- Empirical methods for resistance prediction
- Experimental procedures for resistance prediction
- Resistance of different hull types
- Design considerations for resistance reduction
- Design considerations for propulsor-hull interaction
Practical assignments using modern commercial software as well as towing tests results are used to exemplify the theoretical content of the course.
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