Hydrodynamic Analysis of High Performance Ship Hulls with Air Plenums

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-05-C-0268
Award Id:
65018
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1601
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10621-J Iron Bridge Rd., Jessup, MD, 20794
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
605227875
Principal Investigator:
Jin-Keun Choi
Principal Research Scient
(301) 604-3688
jkchoi@dynaflow-inc.com
Business Contact:
Georges Chahine
President
(301) 604-3688
glchahine@dynaflow-inc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Multi-hull designs with captured air plenums have potential benefits in reduced resistance, improved seakeeping performance, and better shock mitigation. We have successfully extended our CFD software, 3DynaFSc, to the study of complex ship hulls with air plenums during Phase I. The code enabled us to understand the fundamental hydrodynamics of the hull form, including the ventilated cavity dynamics, the effect of the air cavity on the wave-making resistance, and the stability of the air cavity. In this proposed study, we will enhance the modeling capability of the code and extend its application to realistic simulations with oscillatory pitching motions and to practical hull forms with planing air tunnels.

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