A comparative study on the design of an environmentally friendly RoPax ferry using CFD

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Kavli H. P. , Oguz E., Tezdogan T.

OCEAN ENGINEERING, vol.137, pp.22-37, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 137
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.03.043
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-37
  • Keywords: RoPax ferry, GHG emissions, Hybrid power plant, Ship design, CFD, SHIP RESISTANCE, SIMULATIONS, OPTIMIZATION, FLOW


RoPax ferries are designed for maximum efficiency, enabling smooth loading and unloading of cars, cargo and passengers. When optimising successful RoPax design, a compromise is always made between a light and compact hull geometry with diminished power requirement whilst providing substantial car and passenger capacities.