Wageningen 2023

A Workshop on CFD in Ship Hydrodynamics


International workshops on numerical methods in ship viscous flow have been held regularly over a long period of time. In 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 the workshops were held in Gothenburg, while in 1994, 2005 and 2015, they were held in Tokyo. This website outlines the next workshop in the series, hosted by MARIN and to be held in Wageningen in 2023. As before, the objective is to assess state-of-the-art CFD methods for ship hydrodynamics using a number of well specified test cases, to aid code development and improve the application of CFD for ship design and evaluation.

New in Wageningen 2023 is:

  • A case focussed on prediction of wave breaking is included in order to get more insight into the physics and the prediction capability of CFD for ships with breaking bow waves;
  • As an addition to the seakeeping cases in regular waves, a case with irregular waves has been added;
  • A full scale case is included to establish the uncertainties and accuracy of full scale ship powering predictions;
  • To better enable cross-comparison between results and to obtain insight into detailed aspects of submissions, participants are now required to submit results for “packages”: a series of obligatory computations.


The same hulls as in the Tokyo 2015 workshop and one new hull will be used, namely:

  1. The Japan bulk carrier : JBC
  2. The Korean container ship designed at KRISO: KCS
  3. The ONR tumblehome ship: ONRT
  4. Full scale ship


All participants are supposed to deliver packages of computed results for one or more of the test cases described in the instructions. These results will be compiled by the organizers and presented in a common format for easy comparison between computations and with available validation data. The organizers will also make an assessment of the computations for each hull and present that at the workshop for general discussion. No papers will be presented at the workshop, but they will be included in the proceedings. At the workshop methods and computations will be presented in the form of posters.


The workshop is open to all groups interested in development and application of CFD for ship hydrodynamics.

Date and venue

The workshop will be held in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Due to the pandemic situation, a date has not been fixed yet, but currently it is anticipated to hold the workshop in Fall, 2023.


  • Serge Toxopeus (host), Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), Wageningen, The Netherlands, Europe representative
  • Frederick Stern (chair), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, America representative
  • Takanori Hino (secretary), Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, Asia representative
  • Michel Visonneau, ECN-CNRS, Nantes, France, Europe representative
  • Decheng Wan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China, Asia representative


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