What is Marine Engineering?
A marine engineer has studied marine engineering (sometimes also called maritime engineering) and is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing all major mechanical and engineered equipment onboard a ship. Several mechanical systems help in the operations of any vessel, like the propulsion mechanics, electricity and power generation system, lubrication, fuel systems, water distillation, lighting, air conditioning system, etc.
Some of the essential duties that people who have done marine engineering (maritime engineering) perform are: Monitoring and maintenance of mechanical systems – Engineers of each rank on board ship is allocated specific machinery and methods for maintenance and monitoring purpose. Machinery systems are divided among all engineers, and each engineer must ensure their machinery is running at all times. Marine engineers are also required to look after the machinery on deck. Proper record-keeping and planning maintenance – The engine room department works as a team to ensure all mechanical systems are maintained according to the planned maintenance system.
CFD simulation in Marine Engineering
Computational Fluid Dynamics is a cutting-edge simulation tool to maximize efficiency in design and operation in Naval Architecture, Offshore, Marine Engineering, and the Renewable Energy sector. CFD has been applied in many projects at the Australian Maritime College in Launceston, Tasmania. These include hull form studies of large full-scale ships, propeller-hull interaction, seakeeping of surface vessels, submarine hydrodynamics, wave loads on offshore structures, slamming loads on high-speed ships, or performance prediction of renewable energy devices. Also, small-scale flows like spray built-up around periscopes or droplet forming inside Diesel engines has been studied. The flow is simulated based on Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations, and thus the tool is capable of accurately resolving highly non-linear flow features such as:
Viscous effects: Friction including the impact of the boundary layer; Laminar-turbulent transition; Flow separation and recirculation
Pressure effects: Viscous pressure recovery; Cavitation
Free-surface products: Wave-making including breaking waves; Spray forming, and air entrainment
Compared to physical testing, CFD can achieve comparable accuracy at lower costs and shorter turn-around times. Furthermore, this numerical simulation technique inherently provides a detailed insight into flow properties. It allows for the precise analysis of hydrodynamic characteristics to study the flow effect for design refinements.
MR-CFD Marine Engineering Services
With several years of experience simulating a wide range of problems in various CFD fields using Fluent software, the MR-CFD team is ready to offer extensive modeling, meshing, and simulation services. Simulation Services for Marine engineering are categorized as follows:
- CFD Simulation of air conditioning inside the ship’s engine room
- Dynamic mesh simulation of submarines
- CFD Simulation of open channel flow (boats, ships, and submarines)
- FSI analyses of different floating objects
- Simulation of robot swimmers
You may find the related products in the categories mentioned above in our CFD shop by clicking on the following link:
Our services are not limited to the mentioned subjects. The MR-CFD team is ready to undertake different and challenging projects in the Marine engineering field ordered by our customers. You can consult with our experts freely and without charge at first, and then order your project by sending the problem details to us using the following address.
By entrusting your project to the MR-CFD team, you will not only receive the related project’s files (Geometry, Mesh, Fluent files). Also, you will be provided with an extensive tutorial video demonstrating how you can create the geometry, mesh, and define the needed settings in the Fluent software all by yourself. And these all come with post-technical support from the MR-CFD team.