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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2017 vol. 19)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 33-39
Sung-Eun Kim , Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
Hua Shan , Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
Ronald Miller , Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
Bong Rhee , Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
Abel Vargas , Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
Shawn Aram , Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
Joseph Gorski , Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
ABSTRACT
The main challenge facing simulation-based hydrodynamic design of naval ships comes from the complexity of the salient physics involved around ships, which is further compounded by the multidisciplinary nature of ship applications. Simulation of the flow physics using "first principles" is computationally very expensive and time-consuming. Other challenges largely pertain to software engineering, ranging from software architecture, verification and validation (V & V), and quality assurance. This article presents a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) framework called NavyFOAM that has been built around OpenFOAM, an open source CFD library written in C that heavily draws upon object-oriented programming. In the article, the design philosophy, features, and capabilities of the software framework, and computational approaches underlying NavyFOAM are described, followed by a description of the V&V effort and application examples selected from Navy's recent R&D and acquisition programs.
INDEX TERMS
Marine vehicles, Computational modeling, High performance computing, Hydrodynamics, Mathematical model, Numerical models, Virtual prototyping
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