Journal article

Drag penalty causing from the roughness of recently cleaned and painted ship hull using RANS CFD

ML Hakim, B Nugroho, RC Chin, T Putranto, IK Suastika, IKAP Utama

CFD Letters | The International Society for Science & Religion (I S S R) | Published : 2020


The issue of global warming makes energy savings on ships compulsory. One of the biggest causes of energy waste is the increase in friction resistance due to the hull roughness that makes not hydraulically smooth. The process of cleaning and repainting the ship hull turned out to make a roughness that can provide a drag penalty. An investigation using a resolved Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approached to assess the increase in ship resistance from a recently cleaned and painted ship hull roughness are reported. The rough surface was obtained through surface imprint during its annual dry-docking and digitized via a laser scanner. A roughness geomet..

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