Fundamental Research on Resistance Reduction of Surface Combatants Due to Stern Flaps

It is well known that a decrease in ship resistance may be achieved due to the installation of a stern flap. Therefore, so far, a considerable amount of research on stern flaps has been conducted. Previous research has demonstrated that the primary mechanism by which a stern appendage reduces resistance is a change in the pressure distribution over the aft body of the hull, and secondly through effects on the running attitude, near and far field wave generation, and local transom flow among other phenomena. However, the change in pressure distribution is influenced by the other components. Hence, there is still room for argument about the relative contribution of each component to the pressure distribution. Therefore, as the first step of the research, by conducting the model experiment in towing tank and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis, we examined the effect of running attitudes and wave making at the after portion of the hull on resistance reduction. As a result, it is concluded that a flap affects a change in the wave generated at the transom part and it could lead to a decrease in wave-making resistance.

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  • Authors:
    • Maki, Atsuo
    • Arai, Jun
    • Tsutsumoto, Tatsuhiro
    • Suzuki, Keisuke
    • Miyauchi, Yoshiki
  • Publication Date: 2016-6


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  • Created Date: May 26 2016 9:21AM