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!
Despite travel restrictions, the JoRes team managed to attend the JoRes 2 (twin-screw) vessel dry-docking. We installed TT-sense (thrust and torque sensors) on both shafts and performed hull roughness assessment.
Stay tuned for further updates!
MARIN’s latest development: a unique large scale flow measurement device to measure flow fields on board real ships. This device has the potential to open up a whole new field for validation of full scale flows.
After thorough testing in our basins, the device is now ready to be deployed at sea. Its first mission will be for wake field measurements in the JoRes Joint Research Project.
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!
Despite challenging times, the JoRes team has successfully performed MV Regal’s sea trials. The weather conditions were just perfect (wave height less than 0.5m). We are analysing the data now to move to the next phase of the project. Stay tuned!