A quick-responding technique for parameters of turning maneuver

DUMAN S., Bal Ş.

OCEAN ENGINEERING, vol.179, pp.189-201, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 179
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.03.025
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-201
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A novel and fast technique is proposed to predict the parameters of turning maneuvering performance of a surface combatant at mid and high Froude numbers. An empirical model with two parameters (ship advance speed and rudder angle) and three unknown coefficients is introduced. First, resistance of rudder appended hull has been computed by the time-dependent straight-ahead towing simulations. The code has been verified by implementing three different solution verification methods; Grid Convergence Index (GCI), Correction Factor (CF) and Factors of Safety (FS). After this, Direct Maneuvering Simulations (DMS) have been performed by implementing overset grid technique. Singular body forces located at the same position and direction with the propellers have been applied to the vessel for propulsion during DMS. The method has been validated by comparing the results of bare hull straight-ahead towing case and delta = 35 degrees turning circle simulation ones with the available experimental data. The numerical results have then been used to calculate the unknown coefficients by linear regression analysis. It has been found that the proposed CFD-based empirical model is reliable and robust for both interpolated and extrapolated cases as well as the test matrix with reasonable accuracy and also applicable to similar surface ships.