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A study on the effects of bilge keels on roll damping coefficient

Gu, Yue and Boulougouris, Evangelos and Day, Alexander (2015) A study on the effects of bilge keels on roll damping coefficient. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB 2015). UNSPECIFIED.

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A study of the roll damping of a two-dimensional FPSO model produced by bilge keels using CFD method is presented in this paper. The tool to be utilized is the well-known code Star-CCM+, which uses the Volume of Fluid (VOF) approach to capture the free surface. The results are validated by comparison with experiments. Using the results from a number of simulations, the roll damping coefficient resulting from locating the bilge keels at different positions will be calculated. The analysis of the rolling damping coefficients for the different locations will provide a useful design tool for optimising the roll damping of vessels with bilge keels.