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Innovation in marine design: CFD specialist technology, a vital tool for success

April 8, 2021


Cape Horn Engineering optimize designs for cutting edge vessels using full-scale CFD technology

Full scale simulation gives insight into ship performance

In today’s drive for efficiency and performance, relying on towing tank tests of physical, scaled ship models is no longer necessary. The shift toward using CFD technology brings many advantages over traditional methods, when analyzing performance predictions and optimizing the design of vessels. Individual forces and motions can be accurately analyzed since it models the vessel at full size, including all appendages.

In this webinar, Cape Horn Engineering presents how Siemens CFD technology is used at the forefront of new designs for yachts, commercial ships and renewable energy structures. Hear how they analyze aerodynamic and hydrodynamic performance and use automation to test multiple design configurations and run hundreds of simulations a day. Their CFD studies and analysis are used for performance predictions and design optimization to increase speed, improve fuel consumption, ensure safety and comfort, and reduce emissions.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How Cape Horn Engineering use Simcenter STAR-CCM+ for advanced aerodynamic and hydrodynamic analysis
  • How CFD simulations of propulsion, seakeeping and manoeuvring studies can improve performance for maritime vessels
  • How CFD is used in the design optimisation of Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion and Floating Offshore Wind structures
  • Why CFD simulations are replacing traditional physical testing for most applications

Dr.-Ing. Rodrigo Azcueta

Managing Director, Cape Horn Engineering

Dr.-Ing. Rodrigo Azcueta, is a leading CFD specialist consultant and marine engineering expert, renowned for his design support to naval architects and yacht design teams around the world. As Head of hydrodynamic CFD for four America’s Cup Challenges, Azcueta has built his reputation upon a racing pedigree and winning formula over the last two decades. His involvement in the designs of Volvo Ocean Race Campaigns has resulted in three consecutive wins. The range of CFD services at Cape Horn Engineering also support the broader maritime industry and renewable energy sector. He is dedicated to reducing shipping emissions and improving air pollution for a more sustainable future.

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