Hydrodynamics for sailing or motor yacht applications

Naval architects are nowadays very familiar with numerical simulation, that help in the design of efficients and thrifty sailboats or motor yachts. The benefits for their customers in terms of reduced fuel consumption, performance and comfort at sea allow a return on investment within months.

Resistance
Calculations of hull resistance, side force or moments, with or without appendages, at model or full scale.
Hydrodynamic performance optimization through the automatic or manual study of parametric variations of the hull defined by the architect.

Added resistance, sea-keeping and unsteady simulations
Added resistance simulations in waves, sea-keeping behavior of the hull in regular or irregular, mono or multidirectional waves.
Simulations of unsteady steerage: tacking ...

Performance calculations
Forecasting performance with an unsteady Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) coupled with our simulation tools.

Appendages evaluation and optimization
Calculation of drag and lift on appendages, with or without hull, with or without free surface, allowing the optimization of lift / drag coefficients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of projects

Find out about some of the projects carried out...

Optimisation d'une forme de carène de class america


Optimisation d'une forme de carène de class america

Optimisation d'une forme de carène de class america