A Calibration Study with CFD Methodology for Self-Propulsion Simulations at Ship Scale
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This paper summarises the main findings from the full-scale Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analyses conducted at SINTEF Ocean on the case of MV REGAL, which is one of the benchmark vessels studied in the ongoing joint industry project JoRes. The numerical approach is described in detail, and comparative results are presented regarding the propeller open water characteristics, ship towing resistance, and ship self-propulsion performance. The focus of numerical investigations is on the assessment of the existing simulation best practises applied to a ship-scale case in a blind simulation exercise and the performance thereof with different turbulence modelling methods. The results are compared directly with full-scale performance predictions based on model tests conducted at SINTEF Ocean and sea trials data obtained in the JoRes project.