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A genetic algorithm-based optimization method is proposed for an optimization of a ship hull from a hydrodynamic point of view. In the optimization procedure, the wave resistance has been selected as an
objective function. The genetic algorithm is coupled with a computer program for solving the three-dimensional potential flow around a ship hull. The potential flow solver is based upon the well-known Dawson
method. The optimization procedure has been applied to the Series 60 CB = 0.60 hull taken as a basis hull. The computational examples show the optimization ability of the proposed method.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2002
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