CFD Study of the Bulbous Bow Effect on the Resistance of the Tanker-KVLCC2

Authors

  • Nawar Abbas Tishreen University
  • Bashar Oderah Tishreen University

Keywords:

Bulbous bow, KVLCC2, CFD, k-ω SST, ANSYS, RANS

Abstract

In this paper, the flow around the Tanker KVLCC2 body has been analyzed and studied using the Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) technology. The study focuses on the changes in the Tanker resistance performance by adding the bulbous bow. The RANS method, Volume of Fluid (VOF), and turbulence  model were used to solve Navier Stocks Equations.

The resistance of the tanker with bulbous bow was calculated, as well as the fields of velocity, and turbulent kinetic energy. The obtained results were compared with the experimental results. The comparison demonstrated a good agreement between the CFD and EFD results, which confirms the quality of CFD technology.

The total resistance of three different tanker models of KVLCC2 (with and without bulbous bow) was calculated and compared with each other, to show the effect of bulbous bow on the resistance of the ship.

Author Biographies

Nawar Abbas, Tishreen University

Assistant Professor, Marine Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical
Engineering

Bashar Oderah, Tishreen University

Master Student, Department of Marine Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical and
Electrical Engineering

Published

2021-09-14

How to Cite

1.
عباس ن, عديرة ب. CFD Study of the Bulbous Bow Effect on the Resistance of the Tanker-KVLCC2. Tuj-eng [Internet]. 2021Sep.14 [cited 2024Feb.21];43(4). Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/engscnc/article/view/10823