Aegir is a medium-fidelity potential flow code that uses a high-order, non-uniform rational B-Spline (NURBS) based boundary-element method for the computation of steady and unsteady ship hydrodynamics. This paper documents verification and validation for Aegir in its steady-state wave resistance prediction mode and Aegir’s LEAPS to Aegir function. A set of best practice guidelines has been created to aid the user in selecting initial input parameters, which reduces the necessary time for verification. This paper also presents validation of the numerical solution versus physical experiments from publically available ship data sets. Aegir has become more prevalent in the naval ship design community and is now a part of the US Navy’s Integrated Hydrodynamic Design Environment (IHDE).
Verification, Validation, and Best Practices for a High-Order, Potential-Flow Boundary Element Method
Doyle, W. James, Schambach, Lauren S., Smith, Marc V., Field, Charles, and Christopher J. Hart. "Verification, Validation, and Best Practices for a High-Order, Potential-Flow Boundary Element Method." Paper presented at the SNAME 13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, Washington, DC, September 2015. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/FAST-2015-005
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