Study on the position of the bow spray rail of a patrol vessel

  • Alexandru Mitrofan “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Andreea Mandru “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Florin Pacuraru “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: anti-spray rail, patrol vessels, CFD.


Modern patrol ships characterised by an 'axe bow' shape allows the placement of an anti-spray rail. These not only reduce drag but also minimize the wave height generated by the ship's bow. This article will present the effect of positioning of an anti-spray rail at various heights on the ship's bow to reduce drag resistance. The most favorable placement scenario will be determined through the results of numerical simulations conducted by using the commercial software Fidelity Fine Marine.


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How to Cite
Mitrofan A, Mandru A, Pacuraru F. Study on the position of the bow spray rail of a patrol vessel. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 4Dec.2023 [cited 23Jul.2024];46:183-8. Available from:

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