What is it about?

A hull form optimization method based on the full parametric modeling is proposed, in which the Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis is integrated, and the algorithms of Sobol and NSGA-II are used. Taking a 674 m3 single trawler as an example, the full parametric modeling of forebody hull form is adopted by employing an F-spline curve with the software CAESES and the total resistance of the full-scale ship is computed by the integrated software SHIPFLOW numerically.

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Why is it important?

It is proved that the presented optimization method can engage well in the automation process of the hull form design. Compared with the initial hull form, the total resistance of the optimal ship at the design speed of 11.5 kn decreases 12.2%. It indicates that the proposed method of hull form optimization based on full parametric modeling proposed in this paper has better engineering applicability and broad application prospect in practical ship design practices.


Writing this article was a great pleasure for me. I am deeply hoping that this article can give the useful guidance for ship design. By authors WU Hao and LU Conghong.

Conghong LU
Dalian University of Technology

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This page is a summary of: Hydrodynamic hull form optimization of a single trawler based on full parametric modeling, International Shipbuilding Progress, December 2022, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/isp-220006.
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