The KCS was conceived to provide data for
both explication of flow physics and CFD validation for a modern container ship with bulb
bow and stern (i.e., ca. 1997). The conditions include bare hull and fixed
model. No full-scale ship exists.
More information concerning KCS including towing tank results for resistance, generated wave field and
pressure field on the hull can be found on the MOERI and NMRI web sites.
The hull geometry and relevant loading conditions and speeds are described under
Geometry and Conditions,
from where the hull description can be downloaded in the form of an IGES-file.
The planned model tests for the KCS includes PMM tests in deep water and free model tests. The specific test programs that
should be followed for each of these test series are described under Test Programs.
Instructions for the format of the test results are given under
Format of Model Test Results. Raw model test data will be available
after tests have been completed and can be downloaded via the
Guidelines for the output from the manoeuvring simulations are given under
Instructions to participants. Note that
there are specific instructions as well as a questionnaire to be filled out
for each of the types of methods i.e. systems based or CFD-based methods.
Refer to Links and References for contact information on the involved parties and for any published
papers or reports from the tests.