The paper presents calm water and head wave simulation results for a KRISO Container Ship (KCS) model. All simulations have been performed using the open source CFD toolkit, OpenFOAM. Initially, a systematic verification study has been performed using the ITTC guideline to assess the simulation associated uncertainties. After that, a validation study has been performed to assess the accuracy of the results. Next, calm water simulations have been performed with sinkage and trim free condition at varying speeds. Later, head wave simulations have been performed with heave and pitch free motion. Simulations were repeated for varying wave lengths to assess the encountered added resistance by the ship in design speed. The results have been validated against available experimental data. Finally, power predictions have been made for both calm water and head wave cases to assess the required propulsion power. The paper tries to assess the validity of using 25% addition as sea margin over calm water prediction to consider wave encounters.

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