Hydrodynamic characteristics of twin-rudders at small attack angles

  • Liu J
  • Hekkenberg R
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Abstract

RANS simulations are implemented to analyse the hydrodynamic characteristics of twin-rudders, i.e. Flat plate rudders, NACA rudders, and Wedge-tail rudders. The study mainly focuses on small attack angles. Results show that the NACA series is the most efficient profile while the Wedge-tail rudder has the highest rudder effectiveness.

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  • 2d rudder simulations
  • flat plate rudders
  • naca rudders
  • wedge-tail rudders

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  • Jialun Liu

  • Robert Hekkenberg

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