Can SHIPFLOW calculate and simulate appendages resistance for planing hull?

Discussion in 'Software' started by H.Hisyam, May 20, 2011.

  1. H.Hisyam
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    H.Hisyam New Member

    Good day everyone. I have just started a study regarding planing craft using CFD, especially SHIPFLOW. I want to ask, can SHIPFLOW compute the appendages resistance for a planing craft? I mean, will there be differences in resistance if I simulate a bare hull and compare it to an appended hull in the software? I want to study about the effects of the trim tabs, stern wedge, bilge keel, spray rail and foil to the resistance of the planing craft. I was confused since the manuals provided by SHIPFLOW are mostly for conventional cargoes, tankers and yacht, so i doubted that the software can be used for planing craft with a hard chine. I would really appreciate if anybody can help. Thank you.
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