A CFD Study On the Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Antifouling Paints


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

JOURNAL OF ETA MARITIME SCIENCE, vol.7, no.4, pp.318-331, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/jems.2019.63644
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ETA MARITIME SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.318-331

Abstract

This paper presents a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach which can be used to investigate the hydrodynamic performances of various antifouling paints. Steady Reynolds - Averaged - Navier - Stokes (RANS) equations were solved for the flows around a flat plate at Reynolds number of 2,8x10(6) and 5,5x10(6). The surface roughness effects were modelled as downward shift of the velocity profile at the log - law region of the boundary layer. Granville's similarity law was used to extrapolate the results for a full scale ship. Results are in good agreement with the previous experimental and numerical studies.