March 6 - 8, 2017 | Berlin
LEADING ENGINEERING SIMULATION CONFERENCE
Land Rover BAR are on a quest to Bring The Cup Home; a challenge to win the 35th America's Cup from the Defenders and bring it home to Britain where it all started in 1851. In the push to develop the fastest foiling, flying multihull, the latest cutting edge technology must be used. This includes using Optimate to run many different STAR-CCM+® simulations to drive the design towards an optimum set up for a range of conditions. Optimate has the ability to work with geometries parameterised in Siemens' NX software. This has been leveraged to control a large number of simulations and help achieve better, faster designs. In the case to be demonstrated, Optimate is used to try to improve upon an optimum wing configuration - as originally determined by a Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) - for a given wind condition. This can, in turn, provide further fine tuning of the VPP as required.