validate the result in shipflow

Discussion in 'Software' started by sobo, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. sobo
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    sobo Junior Member


    Does anyone have seen any research papers with proving that software produced by Flowtech (Shipflow) give the most accurate result when we compare it with the experiment result?.
  2. Leo Lazauskas
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    Leo Lazauskas Senior Member

    Nobody has: it is impossible to "prove" that.

    Why do you want to ignore work where Shipflow produces terrible estimates of "standard" models like Series 64 monohulls and catamarans?

    Sam Abbott,
    "An investigation into shallow water effects on high speed craft"
    Faculty of Maritime Transport and Engineering,
    Australian Maritime College,
    Oct. 1998.

    Abbott used Shipflow to predict the resistance and squat of a (modified) Series 64 monohull and catamaran.
    He had great difficulties in getting sensible converged results, and was advised by Shipflow that the large transom stern was the cause.
    Eventually, he had to run Shipflow in "linear" mode to avoid the problem.

    Good luck!
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