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
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1601
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-124
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
DYNAFLOW, INC.
10621-J Iron Bridge Rd., Jessup, MD, 20794
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
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
Title: President
Phone: (301) 604-3688
Email: glchahine@dynaflow-inc.com
Research Institution
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, 3DynaFS©, 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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