Numerical Study on the Hydrodynamic Performance of Antifouling Paints


KARABULUT U. C. , ÖZDEMİR Y. H. , Barlas B.

JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE AND APPLICATION, vol.19, no.1, pp.41-52, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11804-020-00130-w
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE AND APPLICATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-52

Abstract

This study presents a simple numerical method that can be used to evaluate the hydrodynamic performances of antifouling paints. Steady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations were solved through a finite volume technique, whereas roughness was modeled with experimentally determined roughness functions. First, the methodology was validated with previous experimental studies with a flat plate. Second, flow around the Kriso Container Ship was examined. Lastly, full-scale results were predicted using Granville's similarity law. Results indicated that roughness has a similar effect on the viscous pressure resistance and frictional resistance around a Reynolds number of 10(7). Moreover, the increase in frictional resistance due to roughness was calculated to be approximately 3%-5% at the ship scale depending on the paint.