A Study on the Dynamic Loss Coefficients of Non-standard Fittings in Ship Exhaust Gas Pipes

  • Park, Seongjong (Ship & Offshore Research Center, Samsung Heavy Industries) ;
  • Park, Yonghwan (Ship & Offshore Research Center, Samsung Heavy Industries) ;
  • Kim, Bongjae (Ship & Offshore Research Center, Samsung Heavy Industries) ;
  • Choi, Jaewoong (Ship & Offshore Research Center, Samsung Heavy Industries)
  • Received : 2019.06.04
  • Accepted : 2019.10.16
  • Published : 2019.10.31


As exhaust gas systems of ships become more complicated, it is necessary to calculate an accurate pressure loss at their design stage. If the dynamic loss coefficients of non-standard fittings mainly used in exhaust gas pipe (EGP) are well-documented, it would be possible to calculate precise pressure loss more readily than using the conventional method that analyzes the entire system. In the case of a ship's EGP, the flow rates and temperatures of exhaust gas are determined by engine specifications, and the range of the flow rate and temperature is limited according to operating conditions. In addition, as it is possible to define non-standard fittings frequently used in an EGP, a database can be easily constructed and effective. This paper illustrates effective parameters and analysis cases of several types of non-standard fittings mounted in ship EGPs. The analysis procedure proposed in this paper is verified using existing research results on HVAC fittings. The numerical procedure, which is minimally affected by manpower and grid, is established such that it can be applied at the industry level.


Dynamic loss coefficient;Pressure loss;Non-standard fitting;Exhaust gas pipe (EGP);Numerical study