A complementary experimental and numerical study of the interference effect for a fast catamaran is presented. Resistance, sinkage and trim are collected by towing tank experiments for Froude number in the range from 0.2 to 0.8 for several separation distances and for the monohull. Resistance coefficient curves reveal the presence of two humps, the second one strongly depending on the separation length; high interference is observed in correspondence of the second hump. To gain a deeper insight into these behaviors, a complementary analysis is carried out by a numerical campaign; simulations are performed by means of an in-house unsteady RANS solver. Verification of numerical results is provided, together with validation, which is made by the comparison with both present and other experimental data. Agreement in terms of resistance coefficient is rather good, comparison error being always smaller than 2.2%.

A numerical and experimental study on the hydrodynamic of a catamaran varying the demihull separation

Di Mascio A.
2011-01-01

Abstract

A complementary experimental and numerical study of the interference effect for a fast catamaran is presented. Resistance, sinkage and trim are collected by towing tank experiments for Froude number in the range from 0.2 to 0.8 for several separation distances and for the monohull. Resistance coefficient curves reveal the presence of two humps, the second one strongly depending on the separation length; high interference is observed in correspondence of the second hump. To gain a deeper insight into these behaviors, a complementary analysis is carried out by a numerical campaign; simulations are performed by means of an in-house unsteady RANS solver. Verification of numerical results is provided, together with validation, which is made by the comparison with both present and other experimental data. Agreement in terms of resistance coefficient is rather good, comparison error being always smaller than 2.2%.
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