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Numerical Simulation of the Fuel-Oil Cooling Process in Wrecked Ship

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J. M. Fernández Oro, C. Santolaria Morros, K. M. Argüelles Díaz

University of Oviedo, Gijón, Asturias, Spain

P. L. García Ybarra

UNED, Madrid, Spain

Paper No. FEDSM2005-77445, pp. 729-736; 8 pages
  • ASME 2005 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
  • Volume 2: Fora
  • Houston, Texas, USA, June 19–23, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4199-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3760-2
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


This work deals with a numerical simulation developed to predict the characteristic cooling times of a low-thermal diffusivity fuel-oil confined in the tanks of a wrecked ship. A typical scenario has been introduced, through the definition of tanks geometries, physical boundary conditions (deep sea temperatures) and reological properties of the fuel-oil. The fluidynamic behaviour of the oil (forced convection) inside the tanks, as well as the heat exchange with surrounding sea water has been simulated throughout a commercial code, FLUENT, that solves directly the Navier-Stokes set of equations, including energy one. The purpose is focused on the prediction of both spatial and temporal evolution of the fuel-oil characteristic temperature inside the tanks. The final objective is placed on the determination of the deadline in which asymptotic temperature curve of the fuel-oil converges to deep sea thermal conditions. Inspectional analysis is also outlined, as a powerful tool to predict an order of magnitude in the cooling process.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME



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