The KCS was conceived to provide data for both explication of flow physics and CFD validation for a modern container ship with bulbous bow (i.e., ca. 1997). No full-scale ship exists.
EFD data was collected at two sites.
- Korea Research
Institute for Ships and Ocean Engineering performed towing-tank
experiments to obtain resistance and wave field. More information concerning the KCS
and measurements can be found on the KRISO web site.
- Ship Research Institute ( Now, National Maritime Research Institute ) of Japan performed
towing-tank experiments to obtain hull surface pressure and velocity
field downstream of propeller plane for both with and without
propeller. More information concerning these measurements can be
found on the Links and References.