The key objective of this paper is to perform a fully nonlinear unsteady RANS simulation to predict the self-propulsion performance of KCS at two different scales. This simulations are performed at design speeds in calm water, using inhouse computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to solve RANS equation coupled with two degrees of freedom (2DOF) solid body motion equations including heave and pitch. The SST k-ω turbulence equation is discretized by finite difference method. The velocity pressure coupling is solved by PISO algorithm. Computations have used structured grid with overset technology. The single-phase level-set method is used to capture the free surface. The simulations of self-propulsion are based on the body-force method. The PID control method is applied to match the speed of KCS by changing the propeller rotation speed automatically. In this paper, the self-propulsion factors of KCS at two scales are predicted and the results from inhouse CFD code are compared with the EFD date, and then the reasons for the scale effect have been discussed.

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