Performance of a Magnus effect-based cylindrical roll stabilizer on a full-scale Motor-yacht

Öztürk D.

Ocean Engineering, vol.218, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 218
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.108247
  • Journal Name: Ocean Engineering
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, Environment Index, Geobase, ICONDA Bibliographic, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Magnus force, Rotating circular cylinder, Local rotation rate, High Reynolds number, Roll damping, Full-scale ship, ROTATING CIRCULAR-CYLINDER, CFD SIMULATIONS, FLETTNER ROTOR, FLOW, MOTIONS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020 Elsevier LtdThe rotor stabilizer systems based on the Magnus principle are among the alternative systems used as an anti-rolling system. The key objective of this paper is to extensively study the performance of the Magnus stabilizer on a ship's roll-heave motions in a regular beam sea and at low velocity, as well as to investigate the hydrodynamic characteristics of the rotating cylinder in the varied diameters and rotation speeds. Two-dimensional rotating cylinders and three-dimensional ship-rotor cases are simulated using the RANS solver by adopting SST k-ω turbulence model. Flow past a rotating cylinder is computed with cylinder diameter-based Reynolds Numbers of 7.33 × 105, 1.01 × 106 and 1.26 × 106 in the spin ratio range of 1.52 < α < 13.09. The rotational motion of the cylinder is simulated by the rotating wall approach. The lift forces obtained from two-dimensional analyses are applied externally as damping moments to examine the effect of Magnus stabilizer on the dynamic motions of the full-scale motor yacht. The results indicate that the increased diameter is effective on the lift force than increased rotation speed. The ship-rotor interaction is successfully modeled by external moment application as a practical engineering approach. Magnus stabilizer presents a high-performance in roll reduction that varies between 9.13% and 85.84%.