Name

VOF-flow

Development LMF (ECN/CNRS) and HydrOcean
Method Navier-Stokes equations
Free surface capturing method (Volume Of Fluid)
Finite volume discretization
Implicit temporal resolution
Free Surface Non linear free surfrace captured with a VOF method
Main features

3D parallel solver(MPI)
6 degrees of freedom simulations
Structured or unstructured mesh
Standard turbulence modeling (k-w, k-eps ...)

Application area and validation test cases Monohull drag
Miltihull drag
Added resistance
Wave load coefficients
Damping coefficients
Seakeeping
Maneuvering
Current coefficients
Propulsive power
Unsteady maneuvering simulations
Hull form optimization
Key benefits

Complex geometries close to or crossing the free surface
Wave breaking simulations
6 degrees of freedom model
Propulsion by improved actuator disk
Takes into account nonlinear regular or irregular multidirectional waves (in dev.)

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