COMPUTIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
Among the tools developed by our office, CFD modelling has become key in exploring the impact of subtle hull and appendage changes on performance.
Our work on America's Cup, Volvo 70 and Maxi yachts has enabled to refine these tools considerably.
CFD is done with StarCCM+ from CD Adapco, a RANS/VOF code.
For shape optimization, we are coupling StarCCM+ with HEEDS for FSI structural integration (Fluid Structural Interaction).
Our 512 core cluster is providing under LINUX the large computing capacity required by these codes.