In order to accurately predict the motion performance of the ship in waves, the numerical calculation of heave, pitch and added resistance of a container ship in a regular wave is studied based on the three-dimensional fully nonlinear time-domain potential flow theory. The boundary element method is used to deal with the quadrilateral elements, and the governing equations are solved by the first-order flat-plate theory and the fourth-order RungeKutta time integration method. The ship hull is divided by the fixed mesh. Considering the non-linear superposition of the forward velocity, the stationary ship wave, diffracted wave, diffraction wave and incident wave field, the free surface is generated by the hybrid Euler-Lagrangian method, and the damping area is set manually at the edge. Take the KCS container ship for instance, the calculation results of heave, pitch and added resistance in waves are compared with the experimental values. The results show that the biggest advantage of this method is to get a more accurate prediction of ship motion in a short time, and this method has a broad application prospect in the analysis and motion prediction of ship hydrodynamic performance in waves.

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