New Meshing Methods for Ship Propellers and Hydrofoils

Bridging the gap between structured and unstructured approaches!

This conference paper presents groundbreaking research presented at NuTTS’22 conference, showcasing some of our latest advancements in meshing techniques explicitly tailored for ship propellers and hydrofoils.

In the perpetual search for the perfect mesh, we explore the fusion of structured and unstructured meshing techniques, along with volume-to-surface and surface-to-volume approaches, blending the strength of each to achieve enhanced accuracy and efficiency.

Key takeaways:

  • Innovative Meshing Techniques: Explore advanced surface-to-volume meshing methods tailored for ship propellers and hydrofoils, blending structured regularity with automatic flexibility.
  • Synergy of Approaches: Discover how the fusion of advancing front methods and Delaunay triangulation optimizes mesh quality for complex geometries.
  • Comprehensive Grid Convergence Study: Gain insights into convergence behavior and computational efficiency through a detailed analysis of hexa-dominant and tetrahedral volume meshes.
  • Transformative Potential: Peer into the future of marine CFD, where surface-to-volume meshing promises to tackle complex hydrodynamic phenomena, from cavitation to ventilation.