CD-adapco's Marine Report Tracks the Success of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in the Marine Industry

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Marine engineers able to predict how designs will react in operation using fluid dynamics, flow modeling and thermal and stress simulation techniques.

In common with the other examples in the report, Germanischer Lloyd has used the technology to good effect in their analysis of the unconventional Earthrace vessel, which recently set a new world record for a powered boat circling around the world

CD-adapco, the leading provider of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) and CAE software and services, today announced the publication of their Marine Report. The 50-page document features over 20 industrial applications from the maritime industry. These examples explore how CFD has been used to optimize hull shapes, propulsion and steering systems, and to investigate, in detail, the interaction between marine structures and their environment.

The Marine Report features applications from Aker Yards Marine, Azimut-Benetti, Germanischer Lloyd, The Office of Naval Research, The U.S. Navy, Voith, Volvo Ocean Racing and many others. "In common with the other examples in the report, Germanischer Lloyd has used the technology to good effect in their analysis of the unconventional Earthrace vessel, which recently set a new world record for a powered boat circling around the world," said Karsten Fach, Head of Competence Center Engineering Services of Germanischer Lloyd.

Professor Milovan Peric, CD-adapco's Director of Technology and a leading expert on [marine CFD technology wrote the introduction to the report: "Substantial improvements in CFD- technology have made its application in the maritime sector an indispensable supplement to traditional experimental and computational design and optimization methods," said Professor Peric. "The report is beneficial for Marine companies who are trying to better understand how and where CFD is being used today, and where its development will lead in the future."

The Marine Report can be downloaded at: http://www.cd-adapco.com/marine.html

On January 22, 2009, CD-adapco will host an online seminar highlighting a variety of applications featured in the Marine Report. The guest speaker, Mario Caponnetto from BMW Oracle Racing, will discuss current CFD applications for planing powerboats and propellers and relay his experience with the America's Cup Luna Rossa Challenge. The event will also feature a technical brief so attendees can see firsthand the implementation of techniques being used at companies like BMW Oracle Racing. Those interested in attending this free event can register at:
http://www.cd-adapco.com/marine.html

About CD-adapco
CD-adapco has over 28 years of experience and is the world's largest CAE provider focused on CFD. The company has over 7,000 software users, working in 3,000 different institutions around the world. The company's core products, STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CD, provide users a full spectrum of computationally-based engineering solutions encompassing both CFD and FEA engineering services. CD-adapco's main centers are in New York, London and Yokohama, with subsidiary offices and distributors throughout the world. For more information, visit: http://www.cd-adapco.com

Media Contact:
Stephen Ferguson
CD-adapco, Manager Corporate Marketing Communications
+44 207 471 6200
stephen.ferguson@uk.cd-adapco.com

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