Structured Meshing for Low-Speed Ship Maneuvering Simulations

[22 Aug 2012] Ship resistance prediction for naval vessels is challenging due to free-surface effects and very high Reynolds numbers. The accuracy and reduced cell count provided by structured meshes are nearly a prerequisite for these applications. In this webinar we will demonstrate how to create a structured mesh suitable for low Froude number ship resistance predictions on the U.S. Navy Surface Combatant DTMB 5415 ship hull.

Structured mesh on DTMB 5415 ship hull.
Figure 1: Structured mesh on DTMB 5415 ship hull.

Learn how to

  • Quickly create structured surfaces meshes on models and quilts
  • Create smooth, orthogonal boundary layer meshes with hyperbolic extrusion
  • Construct the farfield block topology with domain and block auto-assembly
  • Improve geometric accuracy and mesh quality with the elliptic smoother
OpenFOAM® CFD solution on DTMB 5415 ship hull.
Figure 2: OpenFOAM® CFD solution on DTMB 5415 ship hull.

Downloads

Description Format File Name File Size [MB]
Webinar Video File MP4 Pointwise-Webinar-Structured-Meshing-for-Low-Speed-Ship-Maneuvering-Simulations.mp4 3400
Pointwise Project File PW DTMB5415-Mesh.pw 7

Structured Meshing for Low-Speed Ship Maneuvering Simulations is also now available on YouTube.

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