%0 Conference Proceedings
%B The 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
%D 2018
%T An efficient shape parametrisation by free-form deformation enhanced by active subspace for hull hydrodynamic ship design problems in open source environment
%A Nicola Demo
%A Marco Tezzele
%A Andrea Mola
%A Gianluigi Rozza
%K Active subspaces
%K Boundary element method
%K Dynamic mode decomposition
%K Fluid structure interaction
%K Free form deformation
%K Fully nonlinear potential
%K Numerical towing tank
%X In this contribution, we present the results of the application of a parameter space reduction methodology based on active subspaces to the hull hydrodynamic design problem. Several parametric deformations of an initial hull shape are considered to assess the influence of the shape parameters considered on the hull total drag. The hull resistance is typically computed by means of numerical simulations of the hydrodynamic flow past the ship. Given the high number of parameters involved - which might result in a high number of time consuming hydrodynamic simulations - assessing whether the parameters space can be reduced would lead to considerable computational cost reduction. Thus, the main idea of this work is to employ the active subspaces to identify possible lower dimensional structures in the parameter space, or to verify the parameter distribution in the position of the control points. To this end, a fully automated procedure has been implemented to produce several small shape perturbations of an original hull CAD geometry which are then used to carry out high-fidelity flow simulations and collect data for the active subspaces analysis. To achieve full automation of the open source pipeline described, both the free form deformation methodology employed for the hull perturbations and the solver based on unsteady potential flow theory, with fully nonlinear free surface treatment, are directly interfaced with CAD data structures and operate using IGES vendor-neutral file formats as input files. The computational cost of the fluid dynamic simulations is further reduced through the application of dynamic mode decomposition to reconstruct the steady state total drag value given only few initial snapshots of the simulation. The active subspaces analysis is here applied to the geometry of the DTMB-5415 naval combatant hull, which is which is a common benchmark in ship hydrodynamics simulations.
%B The 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
%I International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
%C Sapporo, Japan
%G eng
%U https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/ISOPE-I-18-481