Computational Fluid Dynamics

Cutting-edge simulations that maximise efficiency in maritime design and operation.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a cutting-edge simulation tool to maximise efficiency in design and operation in naval architecture, offshore engineering and in the renewable energy sector. CFD provides a detailed insight into flow properties to a high degree of accuracy, either as a standalone tool or complimentary to physical model testing.

CFD can provide detailed information on:

  • Accurate and detailed simulation of flow around maritime structures, such as boats, ships and offshore structures including renewable energy devices
  • Performance evaluation from small appliances to full-scale system including scaling effects
  • Hydrodynamic studies in collaboration with experimental facilities (Towing Tank, Model Test Basin)
  • Forces and moments of ship-ship interaction
  • High-fidelity analysis using Large Eddy Simulation (LES) for small-scale flows such as spray patters around periscopes
  • State-of-the-art numerical tools: ANSYS CFX and FLUENT, OpenFOAM, and STAR-CCM+ on a high performance cluster

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