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Software Development for YRU-Kiel

FluidEngineeringSolutions has been contracted by the  Yacht Research Unit Kiel to couple the YRU-Kiel’s in-house membrane FEA code – FlexSail – to the RANS code OpenFOAM. Watch this space for further information.

Hullform Optimisation and Seakeeping Analysis for 70ft Motor-Sailing Yacht

Together with the designers – Berckemeyer Yacht Design –  we optimised the hullform of a 70ft fast motor-sailing yacht for optimum cruising efficiency. Further we investigated the probability of seasickness (Motion Sickness Indicator MSI) and effect of weight distribution thereon.

Free surface elevation from RANS-VoF CFD simulation of flow around BM70 yacht for resistance prediction
Free surface flow around BM70 yacht