Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can significantly reduce costs at the same time radically improving design performance and prediction. Shipwright professionals can confidently assist you in this area.

The ability to run a nearly unlimited number of computer simulations on a large variety of shapes and designs accurately, quickly and cost effectively allows a quantum lead in design optimization. Hydrodynamic CFD analysis of both new-build and in-service vessels has become an integral component of any standard design.

The confidence in CFD results has been rapidly increasing over the years. While some Owners today opt to omit entirely expensive model testing in tow tanks, all new-builds benefit from a substantial reduction in tank testing costs and timeline due to CFD implementation in their design.

In addition to basic global hull resistance, speed and powering prediction CFD is used for a wide array of other design issues:

  • Rudders
  • Stabilizing fins
  • Propellers
  • Propeller shafts
  • Bilge keels
  • Wind flow and resistance on superstructure
  • Lifting shapes for high speed craft
  • Wake pattern
  • Bulbous bow
  • Sails
  • Fluid-Structure-Interface (FSI) including slamming, whipping & springing