Key challenges and opportunities in hull form design optimisation for marine and offshore applications

Joo Hock Ang, Cindy Goh, Yun Li

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Abstract

New environmental regulations and volatile fuel prices have resulted in an ever-increasing need for reduction in carbon emission and fuel consumption. Designs of marine and offshore vessels are more demanding with complex operating requirements and oil and gas exploration venturing into deeper waters and hasher environments. Combinations of these factors have led to the need to optimise the design of the hull for the marine and offshore industry. The contribution of this paper is threefold. Firstly, the paper provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art techniques in hull form design. Specifically, it analyses geometry modelling, shape transformation, optimisation and performance evaluation. Strengths and weaknesses of existing solutions are also discussed. Secondly, key challenges of hull form optimisation specific to the design of marine and offshore vessels are identified and analysed. Thirdly, future trends in performing hull form design optimisation are investigated and possible solutions proposed. A case study on the design optimisation of bulbous bow for passenger ferry vessel to reduce wave-making resistance is presented using NAPA software. Lastly, main issues and challenges are discussed to stimulate further ideas on future developments in this area, including the use of parallel computing and machine intelligence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 21st International Conference on Automation and Computing
Subtitle of host publicationAutomation, Computing and Manufacturing for New Economic Growth, ICAC 2015
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780992680107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2015
Event21st International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2015 - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 201512 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Automation and Computing, ICAC 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period11/09/1512/09/15

Keywords

  • computational fluid dynamic (CFD)
  • geometry modeling
  • performance evaluation
  • shape transformation
  • Simulation-based hull form design optimisation

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    Ang, J. H., Goh, C., & Li, Y. (2015). Key challenges and opportunities in hull form design optimisation for marine and offshore applications. In 2015 21st International Conference on Automation and Computing: Automation, Computing and Manufacturing for New Economic Growth, ICAC 2015 [7313953] https://doi.org/10.1109/IConAC.2015.7313953