Using Optimate and STAR-CCM+ to #BringTheCupHome

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.

Full-scale self-propulsion calculations

Full-scale self-propulsion calculations including roughness effects and validation with sea trial data

A number of studies into the physical modelling for the calculation of wake fields for ships with high block coefficient have been performed at ibmv. The models that are found to provide a good wake prediction are typically considered to be not suitable for ship resistance predictions.

Validation and application for semi-planing crafts

In recent years, the Office of Naval Research of the United State Navy has initiated a specific task aiming to accurately predict dynamic ship response and impact loads through two-phase computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations for use in improving semi-planing ship design. As with proper CFD practices, validation must be shown before the computed pressure and impact loads can be used in the structural analysis of the ship.