Numerical study using CFD methods of the shapes of a sport boat with the hull made of aluminum
Taking into account the latest requirements for reducing the pollution that results from the combustion of fossil fuels, there was a need to reduce the power of ships propulsion engines. In this context, the requirement are also available for sport boats. So in order to reduce the power of the propulsion engine, solutions are sought to reduce the total resistance of the ship. This is done by reducing the wetted surface of the hull. In this paper are presented two concepts of sport boats, as well as the comparison between them, whose body is designed to be made of aluminum. In order to optimize the shapes using CFD methods, it was studied the flow around the ship’s hull in various constructive ways.
. ISIS-CFD Centrale Nantes, CNRS