Rotating propellers and moving rudders are necessary for the simulation of free running ship with the purpose of resolving detailed flow interaction. In the present work, CFD method is used to numerically investigate self-propulsion behavior for a twin-screw fully appended ship. The simulation conditions are following the experiment performed at IIHR. The benchmark ship model ONR Tumblehome is used for all the numerical computations. Overset grids are used to fully discretize the ship hull, twin propellers and rudders. Self-propulsion simulation is carried out using a PI controller to achieve target ship speed of Fr = 0.20 in calm water and the ship model is free to trim and sinkage. All the numerical calculations are carried out by the in-house CFD solver naoe-FOAM-SJTU. Unlike most previous studies based on RANS method, the present self-propulsion simulations adopt the Delayed Detached-Eddy-Simulation (DDES) approach to resolve the complex flow around ship hull, propeller and rudder. The main parameters of the self-propulsion as well as flow visualizations are presented. The predicted results are compared with previous RANS data and the available experimental data. The comparison with the experiment is satisfactory and the flow field shows that the present DDES-overset method can give more flow details for the self-propulsion condition.

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