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A Numerical Investigation on the Flooding Process of Multiple Compartments Based on the Volume of Fluid Method

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College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples “Federico II”, 80125 Naples, Italy
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7(7), 211; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse7070211
Received: 14 June 2019 / Revised: 7 July 2019 / Accepted: 8 July 2019 / Published: 10 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Ocean Engineering)
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Abstract

A detailed description of the flooding process is crucial to analyze the complex hydrodynamic behaviors and enhance the survivability of the damaged ship. In this paper, through establishing three typical damage scenarios with various locations, the commercial software CD Adapco STAR-CCM+ based on the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) solver is applied to simulate the flooding process involving multiple compartments. The basic computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models and specific simulation settings are elaborated. The volume of fluid (VOF) method combined with the user defined field function is developed to distribute the initial free surface. The captured flooding process indicates that the air compression due to the restricted ventilation decreases the flooding amount. The obtained flooding time can provide necessary data to support for appropriate rescue management and evacuation options. View Full-Text
Keywords: VOF; user defined field function; multiple compartments; hydrodynamic behaviors; ship survivability; rescue management; evacuation options VOF; user defined field function; multiple compartments; hydrodynamic behaviors; ship survivability; rescue management; evacuation options
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Zhang, X.; Lin, Z.; Mancini, S.; Li, P.; Li, Z.; Liu, F. A Numerical Investigation on the Flooding Process of Multiple Compartments Based on the Volume of Fluid Method. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7, 211.

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