The original depth from which the seawater is taken is not evident even
though the inlet was located about 5m below the surface. To solve this
problem, the Ship Research Institute conducted a model experiment and estimated
the streamlines around the hull6). It was estimated that the water from depth at less than 1m comes to the
inlet (Figure 6).
|Figure 6. Streamlines around the hull of the ship (View from below) obtained by a
model experiment and numerical simulation by Ship Research Institute. The
surface seawater is pushed downward by the hull to about 5m below from
the surface, where the water inlet for the monitoring is located.