167m RoPax Vessel Norbank


Scope of case study

Maximum speed: 22 knots
Resistance reduction:

  • 5.0% at 18.0 knots
  • 9.2% at 20.0 knots
  • 11.0% at 22.0 knots

Interesting fact

A CFD computation in 2.5 meter waves showed a pitch reduction of 4.9%, and a reduction of the wave-induced added resistance of 4.5%. More on this research was presented at the RINA Ferries & RoPax Conference in London, 2016. The paper is available for download here.