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Numerical and experimental prediction of hydrodynamic interaction effects acting on tugs during ship manoeuvres


Jayarathne, N and Ranmuthugala, D and Leong, Z and Fei, J and Chai, S, Numerical and experimental prediction of hydrodynamic interaction effects acting on tugs during ship manoeuvres, Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 27, (3) pp. 185-201. ISSN 1023-2796 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.6119/JMST.201906_27(3).0001


The role of tug boats is significant when assisting ships with limited manoeuvring capabilities. Hence, knowledge of the hydrodynamic interaction effects that act on a tug under these operations is of great practical value for the tug master in order to avoid damage, collision, or capsizing. Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations are increasingly being adopted as a tool of analysis for determining the interaction effects in such vessel manoeuvres. However, one of the major challenges faced in CFD, is that the results can vary greatly depending on the numerical model settings. This paper investigates modelling techniques and the accuracy of CFD generated interaction forces and moments acting on a tug hull operating at different drift angles, and at lateral and longitudinal locations along a tanker hull against Experimental Fluid Dynamics (EFD) data.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:tug-ship Interaction, experiments, CFD
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jayarathne, N (Dr Nirman Sembukutti Vidanelage)
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
UTAS Author:Leong, Z (Dr Zhi Leong)
UTAS Author:Fei, J (Associate Professor Jiangang Fei)
UTAS Author:Chai, S (Professor Shuhong Chai)
ID Code:121973
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2017-10-24
Last Modified:2020-05-12

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