Time domain vessel response simulations in calm water and in waves
Vessel response simulations of ships including propulsors with variable heading and speed (6 degrees of freedom) in both calm water and in a seaway where the ships are exposed to waves, wind and ocean currents.
A unified formulation of the hydrodynamics that links seakeeping and manoeuvring into one common simulation code or CFD tools can be used.
CFD is used to analyze free running maneuvers like zigzag tests and turning circles maneuvers defined by IMO.
Realistic inflow conditions to the propeller, rudder and hull interaction effects can be studied.