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Numerical simulation of turbulent boundary layers of surfaces covered with foul release and antifouling coatings


Kianejad, SS and Ansarifard, N, Numerical simulation of turbulent boundary layers of surfaces covered with foul release and antifouling coatings, Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 13, (1) pp. 17-26. ISSN 2070-8998 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3329/jname.v13i1.26017


In order to compare the frictional resistance of three kinds of ship’s hull coatings (Foul Release, SPC copper, SPC TBT) in the unfouled conditions, the numerical studies have been made. Simulations have been carried out for different Reynolds numbers in the range of 2.85 × – 5.5 × based on the plate length and flow velocity. Antifouling coatings have a larger mean roughness than Foul Release. The results have indicated that frictional resistance coefficient of Foul Release test plate is lower than SPC copper and SPC TBT test plates. The total resistance obtained by computational fluid dynamics has been compared with the experimental data and good agreement in results has been found which those have shown the ability of CFD modeling in calculating of fluid flow resistance by considering the coating characteristics.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:foul release, antifouling, frictional resistanc, roughness, CFD
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
UTAS Author:Ansarifard, N (Ms Nazanin Ansarifard)
ID Code:119183
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-07-27
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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