Numerical study CFD of “FANCAT” catamaran`s shapes

  • Matei Cosmin Baciu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Liviu Galatanu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Costel Iulian Mocanu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: CFD, free-surface, flow, hydrodynamic resistance , shape.


The main objective of this work is to find the optimal shape from hydrodynamic resistance and waves for a catamaran hull. The main issue is to reduce the hydrodynamic resistance and the wave system generated without influencing propulsion performances. Also because this catamaran is designed for inland it is very important to study the waves system in order to protect the rivers environment.


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How to Cite
Baciu MC, Galatanu L, Mocanu CI. Numerical study CFD of “FANCAT” catamaran`s shapes. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 31Dec.2017 [cited 28Jun.2022];40:130-4. Available from:

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