Linear seakeeping and added resistance analysis by means of body-fixed coordinate system

Shao, Y.L. and Faltinsen, O.M. 

 Journal of Marine Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s00773-012-0185-y.



This paper presents an alternative formulation of the boundary value problem for linear seakeeping and added resistance analysis based on a body-fixed coordinate system. The formulation does not involve higher-order derivatives of the steady velocity potential on the right-hand side of the body-boundary condition, i.e., the so-called m j -terms in the traditional formulation when an inertial coordinate system is applied. Numerical studies are made for a modified Wigley I hull, a Series 60 ship with block coefficient 0.7, and the S175 container ship for moderate forward speeds where it is thought appropriate to use the double-body flow as basis flow. The presented results for the forced heave and pitch oscillations, motion responses, and added resistance in head-sea waves show good agreement with experiments and some other numerical studies. A Neumann–Kelvin formulation is shown to give less satisfactory results, in particular for coupled heave and pitch added mass and damping coefficients