General purpose software is developed to simulate 6-DoF fluid-structure interaction in two-phase viscous flow. It is a VoF-fractional step solver based on the finite-volume discretization which uses a boundary-fitted body-attached hexahedral grid as the motion simulation strategy. As an application, a high-speed planing catamaran is simulated in steady forward motion as well as in turning maneuver. Results are compared with the available data and good qualitative and quantitative agreements are achieved. Numerical schemes and the solution algorithm of the software are consistent and show a good capability to model highly nonlinear ship motions. It can be further developed to represent a more complete model of vessel hydrodynamics by simulating rudder and propeller systems.
Jahanbakhsh, Ebrahim; Panahi, Roozbeh; and Seif, Mohammad Saeed
"CATAMARAN MOTION SIMULATION BASED ON MOVING GRID TECHNIQUE,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 17:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol17/iss2/7