A Roll Damping Analysis of a Standard US Naval Hull Form (DTMB 5415)

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L F Hu
Q T Gong
Z M Yuan
X Y Wang
J X Duan


Accurate prediction of roll damping is important in calculating the roll motion of a ship. This paper presents a roll decay analysis of an intact US Navy Destroyer hull form (DTMB 5415) using a Navier–Stokes (NS) solver with the volume of fluid (VOF) method. Dynamic overset mesh techniques were employed to handle mesh updating required to obtain transient ship motions. The VOF method was used to capture the fluid interface. The effect of turbulence was considered by means of a k-w and a k-e model. A sensitivity analysis was conducted, in terms of the grid, timesteps and degree of freedom. The roll decay results of the numerical simulation have been compared with those of prior physical model testing (Gokce and Kinaci, 2018), and the different roll decay responses used to predict the roll damping. It is intended that this research be a useful step towards establishing intact ship stability criteria, as part of current research.

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