||The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
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Marine International CFD Conference hosted by RINA in 2011. Some of the topics that have been discussed during that conference - Prediction of the ship wakes using the CFD, ship wake prediction, using these calculation methods for the improvement of predictions of ship manoeuvres, stern challenge, analysis of the craft resistance of the small crafts, trim wedge optimization, cavitating flow analysis in a tunnel thruster, design of the propulsion nozzles using auto-optimization routines, stabilizing fins design, OpenFOAM application, viscous flow computations, and many more... The first one deals with the simulation of the self-propelled vessels with different computational flow dynamics methods, presented by the expert of the University of Genova. Today, the RANS solvers are considered a standard for and analysis of the flow measure and numerical prediction. Such method takes into consideration the hydrodynamic forces that act on the hull of the vessel, as well as the free surface effect. It can be effectively used for the design/analysis of the ship propellers; note that the fact of the ship being self-propelled requires a very accurate solution of both above mentioned aspects that interact strongly. Unfortunately, the time and signal scales are difference for the hull and for the propeller...