Impact of trim on added resistance of KRISO container ship (KCS) in head waves : an experimental and numerical study

Shivachev, Emil and Khorasanchi, Mahdi and Day, Sandy and Turan, Osman (2020) Impact of trim on added resistance of KRISO container ship (KCS) in head waves : an experimental and numerical study. Ocean Engineering, 211. 107594. ISSN 0029-8018

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    Abstract

    In this study, added resistance and motion responses of KRISO Container Ship (KCS) were evaluated experimentally and numerically in six different trim angles. A series of towing tank experiments were performed for six different trim angles at design speed in calm water and regular head waves. The ship motions and added resistance were measured for several wavelength conditions considering short and long wave ranges with wave steepness of 1/60. Next, computations of the towed model in calm water and waves were performed using Unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) CFD and 3-D potential methods. Effects of trim angles on added resistance were analysed and results concerning the performance of the vessel at different trim angles were plotted. Experimental and numerical results for the heave and pitch motions and the added resistance were compared and URANS CFD simulation results showed good agreement with the experimental data for the ship in head waves. Also, the results were compared to those from potential theory and range of trim and wave conditions were identified for the application of rapid linear potential flow method.