Abstract

CFD uncertainty analysis is a process to quantify the accuracy of numerical simulation results, and it is also a research hotspot in the past decades. ITTC(2017) requires uncertainty analysis of ship CFD simulation results, that is, verification and validation. In this paper, with reference to the recommended procedures by ITTC, the uncertainty of the CFD numerical simulation results of ship model resistance was analyzed. Based on the SST k-ω turbulence model, the Y+ values near the wall were set to 60,120,240, respectively. And for each and Y+ value, three different sets of grid densities were set respectively, and the uncertainty was analyzed. The results show that: 1) the results of Y+ at 60 and 120 were not validated, and the results at 240 was validated, 2) the selection of Y+ value has a significant effect on the numerical results, 3) increasing the mesh density can make the result converge, but it is not sure to get the result with the least error. Through the uncertainty analysis of CFD results, it is helpful to find a method to improve the accuracy of the numerical results.

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