Hull Form Optimisation

Hull form optimisation quickly finds the shape that minimises fuel consumption. Far removed from the hit and miss of antiquated, ‘man-draulic’ processes.

Parametric models can be used to vary a geometry systematically in a controlled and consistent fashion. The consequences of such variations can then be established when pairing this model with simulation techniques such as RANS CFD.

We have experience in producing and analysing parametric models where both local and global shapes changes are to be varied.

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What is the difference between local and global shape changes?

A local shape change is one which is focused on a particular area or feature, such as the transom, the bulbous bow or a skeg.

A global shape change is where the overall shape of the hull varies to achieve a shape requirement, such as centre of buoyance, block coefficient or prismatic coefficient

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