Prospects of virtual or computational towing tank facility for the shipbuilding industry of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Md. Mashiur Rahaman Assistant Professor Department of NAME BUET Dhaka-1000
  • H. Akimoto Visiting Professor, Division of Ocean Systems Engineering (OSE), Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Daejeon 304-701,
  • H. Orihara Technical Research Center, Universal Shipbuilding Corporation, 1-3 Kumozu-Kokan-cho, Tsu 514-0398
  • N.M.G. Zakaria Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka-1000
  • S. Shabnam Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka-1000

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jname.v11i1.15619

Keywords:

Computational fluid dynamics, RaNS, virtual towing tank, shipbuilding

Abstract

Shipbuilding is on the verge of blooming into the major foreign revenue-earning industry in Bangladesh. A number of export-oriented shipyards are developed to deliver different kinds of ships for local and international clients. For designing a ship, model testing facilities are required not only to predict power requirements but also to evaluate its performance in actual sea operation. At present, Bangladesh does not have this facility. Also carrying out model testing is very expensive and time consuming. Therefore, now-a-days most of the shipyards all over the world are using virtual or computational towing tank facility. Due to improvement of solution algorithm for handling non-linear problem and computational infrastructure, computational or virtual towing tank can be used as a replacement of physical towing tank experiments. In the present study, a numerical or computational towing tank technique named WISDAM which is developed at The University of Tokyo, Japan is described with its applicability in perspective of Bangladesh shipbuilding industries.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jname.v11i1.15619

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Md. Mashiur Rahaman, Assistant Professor Department of NAME BUET Dhaka-1000

 

 

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Published

10.06.2014

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Rahaman, M. M., Akimoto, H., Orihara, H., Zakaria, N., & Shabnam, S. (2014). Prospects of virtual or computational towing tank facility for the shipbuilding industry of Bangladesh. Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 11(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.3329/jname.v11i1.15619

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