Numerical Analysis of Ship Motion of Crew Boat with Variations of Wave Period on Ship Operational Speed

Amalia Ika Wulandari, I. Ketut Aria Pria Utama*, Afifah Rofidayanti, Dominic Hudson

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Seakeeping is influenced by several factors such as speed, ship hull shape, and the direction of the waves (heading angle). In this research, the crew boat is analyzed using the 3D Diffraction method to obtain the response of the ship's motion at regular waves. The study focused on analyzing the sea motion of the crew boat at different wave periods (2.58 s, 4.12 s, 5.67 s, and 7.22 s) and variation of ship speeds (0 Knot, 3 knots, 6 knots, 9 knots, 12 knots, 15 knots, and 18 knots). It used input data including the heading angle of the wave (μ) which is 180° and at a wave height of 0.5 m. The numerical analysis was carried out to determine the ship's seakeeping and compare it with NORDFORSK 1987 criteria, and also to identify the Motion Sickness Incidence (MSI) of the crews on board. Based on the results obtained, the seakeeping value of the ship accepted the criteria of NORDFORSK 1987 up to a speed of 9 knots, starting at a speed of 12 knots it does not accept the criteria. As for the operability, the comfort level of the crew while on board has an MSI index of 0% for 0 Knot, and an MSI index for 18 knots is 4.46% of the total crew of the ship namely only 1 person from 25 persons will likely feel sea sickness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalCFD Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2024


  • CFD
  • Crew Boat
  • MSI
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Seakeeping


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