Effects of the Application of a Stern Foil on Ship Resistance: A Case Study of an Orela Crew Boat

Ketut Suastika, Affan Hidayat, Soegeng Riyadi
2017 International Journal of Technology  
The effects of the application of a stern hydrofoil on ship resistance were studied numerically using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and were verified using data from model tests. A 40 m planing-hull Orela crew boat, with target top speed of 28 knots (Froude number, Fr = 0.73), was considered. The stern foil (NACA 64(1)212) was installed with the leading edge positioned precisely below the transom with angle of attack of 2 degrees at elevation 0.853 T below the water surface (where T is the
more » ... ace (where T is the boat's draft). At relatively low speed (Fr  0.45) the application of a stern foil results in an increase in ship resistance (of up to 13.9%), while at relatively high speed (Fr  0.55) it results in a decrease in ship resistance (of up to 10.0%). As the Froude number increases, the resistance coefficient (C T ) first increases, reaches a maximum value, and then decreases. Its maximum value occurs at Fr ≈ 0.5, which is consistent with the prediction of a resistance barrier at approximately this Froude number.
doi:10.14716/ijtech.v8i7.691 fatcat:tlthk6jksnfbndku4n34ogtr7a