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International Workshop on EFD and CFD Applications in Ship Design (ECASD 2014)

December 1 & 2, 2014


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International Workshop on EFD and CFD Applications in Ship Design (ECASD 2014) December 1 & 2

Royal Institution of Naval Architects


International Workshop on EFD and CFD Applications in Ship Design (ECASD 2014) December 1 & 2

Department of Ocean Engineering



More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by water and shipping is the major means of global transport. Nearly four-fifth of the world trade is being handled by ships. Emissions from ships, along with other transport systems, are of great concern with regard to global warming and environmental pollution. International rules are in place now with stringent conditions to reduce the emission levels of ships. One of the major considerations in this regard is to improve ship hull designs to enhance its hydrodynamic efficiency, in addition to fuel efficient engines and other aspects. A holistic approach on the hydrodynamic aspects of ship design includes innovations to reduce ship resistance and its power requirement, improve flow to the propeller and enhance the propulsive efficiency, reduce ship motions in a seaway, achieve good path keeping and path changing abilities, all leading to a high level of technical design res ulting in a hydrodynamically efficient ship with reduced environmental effect and cost.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to solve different ship hydrodynamic problems. Potential theory (strip theory, panel methods, etc.) based codes used to study ship wave-making resistance, wave loads and motions are computationally efficient, but it lacks to predict the viscous effects on these and other hydrodynamic aspects. The relatively new generation CFD codes for RANSE solvers are making very promising development in ship hydrodynamic performance prediction with real fluid cases. Significant progress has been made over the recent past towards the development of the 'numerical towing tank' and 'virtual basin or cavitation tunnel'. Research and development work is still ongoing to enhance their stability, accuracy, computational speed and its integration into the overall design process. While the computational ship hydrodynamics can provide important insights into physical flow characteristics and offers an economic way to investigate a range of design options, it may still lack the accuracy to match results obtained in laboratory experiments and full-scale measurements. This obviously points to the fact that the computational methods do not replace the experiments completely. The developments in Experimental Fluid Dynamics (EFD) of non-invasive flow measurement and visualization techniques such as particle image velocimetry (PIV) has resulted in better understanding and quantifying the complex hydrodynamic behavior such as wake in ship propeller region and flow around appendages.


This workshop is scheduled as a pre-event to the “International Conference on Computational and Experimental Marine Hydrodynamics (MARHY 2014)” being organized at IIT Madras during 03&04 Dec 2014.

Objectives of the workshop are (i) to disseminate knowledge on the recent advances made in experimental and computational ship hydrodynamics to practicing naval architects, ship designers, ship builders and repairers, ship surveyors, marine engineers, academicians and researchers, and (ii) to provide an opportunity to the conference participants for the preparation of background knowledge on ship/marine hydrodynamics.


The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is an internationally renowned professional institution, founded in 1860 in London, whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organizations in over ninety countries. More in

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras., established in 1959, is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty members, 8000 students and is a self- contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares. It has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country. More in

Department of Ocean Engineering (DOE), IIT Madras, since its inception as the Ocean Engineering Centre in 1977, has focused on research and development in most areas of naval architecture and ocean engineering. The major fields of work and study include Marine Vehicles (Ships and Underwater Vehicles), Offshore Structures (Fixed, Floating and Compliant), Marine Hydrodynamics and Coastal Processes, Port, Harbour and Coastal Structures, and Ocean Energy. More in


The themes, which will be addressed in the workshop, are

Ship Design and Energy Efficiency Green Ship Technologies Powering and Propulsion in Ship Design Maneuvering in Ship Design Sea-Keeping in Ship Design

A visit to the DOE Ship Hydrodynamic Test and Computational Facilities is also arranged. Resource persons in the Workshop are national and international experts in the above areas.


This workshop is planned and designed for the benefit of professionals engaged in ship design, ship building, ship repair, ship survey and certification, marine engineering, and marine vehicle research and development. Naval scientists and officers, developers and technical support people of commercial softwares having application to ship and marine related studies also stand to gain from this workshop. The workshop gives a unique opportunity for students and teachers from educational institutions offering naval architecture and ocean engineering academic programmes to enhance their knowledge in the area. The people participating in the subsequent “International Conference on Computational and Experimental Marine Hydrodynamics (MARHY 2014)” on December 3 rd and 4 th 2014 are also encouraged to attend the workshop. A 25% discount on the conference registration fee is offered to those who register for the workshop.


The workshop, and also the conference, will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). The IITM campus is a self-contained township with all facilities of a modern university, situated in a beautiful natural forest, in the heart of Chennai city in the southeast coast of India. For further details about IIT Madras and Chennai city visit, respectively, &

December is also the month of classical music concerts and dance festivals in Chennai and participants may consider staying a few extra days to enjoy the festivities and also visit historic sites in and around Chennai.


Please register online at the Workshop link in the website For any assistance, please contact the Organising Secretary in the address below.

Registration fee: USD 250. For Indian delegates, the fee is INR 7500 - the difference being contributed by Government of India agencies. The registration fees include workshop material, refreshments during breaks and working lunch on both days of the Workshop.


Organisations and Industries are invited to sponsor the Worshop activities. For conditions of sponsorship and privileges of sponsors, please contact the Organising Secretary.


The Organising Secretary Workshop on ECA in Ship Design Department of Ocean Engineering IIT Madras, Chennai 600 036, INDIA Ph: +91 -44 -22574820 / 4816 Fax: +91 -44 -22574802 Email: Website :


A post-workshop “International Conference on Computational and Experimental Marine Hydrodynamics (MARHY 2014)” is organized on 03 & 04 Dec. 2014 in the same venue (IIT Madras campus). For the conference registration and more details please visit or contact the Organising Secretary in the above address. A 25% discount on the conference registration fee is offered to those who register for the workshop