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MV Regal model tests

Model tests witnessing is a great experience for everyone who is involved in ship design as it can help to better understand ship performance at an early stage.
One of the challenges is the waiting time of about 20 min between the runs (too many long coffee breaks!) :).
Pandemic and travel restrictions open new opportunities and we have a chance to virtually witness model tests now (doing some productive work between the runs). Fantastic streams, SINTEF Ocean!

And yes, these are the MV Regal tests for the JoRes project!

MV Regal model for towing tank tests

No doubt, MV Regal is a famous vessel as she is the only (at the moment) open validation case for Ship scale CFD. A lot of people have seen her as a digital model, some people have seen her in real life at the trials, but how many of you have seen her in model scale for towing tank tests? Sintef Ocean is building the model to replicate unique sea trials performed in September 2020. We will have the full set of data for the trial conditions – Trials/Model tests/CFD to better understand ship efficiency challenges. Stay tuned! 

Future MV Regal model

Have you ever seen detailed 3D images of hull roughness?

One of the challenges of ship scale CFD validation is to know the actual characteristics of hull roughness before the sea trials.
For these purposes, JoRes team has successfully employed a unique underwater roughness scanner developed by the University of Melbourne.
This impressive dataset will help to better understand and simulate ship resistance. Stay tuned!