One year ago BMT decided to start integrating CFD calculations into its preliminary design process with the aim to improve resistance accuracy. Read this case study to learn about ship resistance validation with numerical simulation using FINE™/Marine.
CFD accurateness was clearly proven at the Lloyd's Register benchmark test case aimed at accelerating the design process of ships and providing time- and cost-efficient alternatives to model testing.
Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) is the core of the design approach of this vessel. With NUMECA’s software FINE™/Marine, A2V relied entirely on simulation during the design of the fully instrumented 10.5m prototype.
NUMECA discussed with Xavier Guisnel from VPLP Design the idea of revising the hydrofoil simulation standards. Result: the quasi-static approach, dedicated to hydrofoil, was born.
Numeca USA customer Morrelli & Melvin has been busy using FINE™/Marine for various CFD design optimization projects in the marine industry for the past two and a half years.