CFD Wind Study for Ship Superstructures

    Benoit Mallol     Webinar Recording     13.11.2020



Besides resistance, seakeeping and propulsion, wind loads play an important role in navigation, and wind studies form an essential part of marine engineers' and naval architects' work. Since model tests are expensive and wind tunnel availabilities don't always match project deadlines, CFD simulations become a powerful tool, allowing designers to understand the effects of design changes on their projects quickly and accurately.

In addition to calculating the effect of the wind on navigation, for example in open sea and in harbors, it can be important for other aspects to be accurately predicted, such as simulating various wind angles with a certain velocity profile or anticipating smoke evacuation for the evaluation of passenger (dis)comfort.

During this webinar we will present all possible numerical aspects dedicated to wind studies for marine engineering and show you industry examples and best practices that can bring naval designs to a new level.

And thanks to the new OMNIS™ engineering environment which includes the unstructured mesher HEXPRESS, set-up is a breeze, allowing you to focus on results.

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Posted by Benoit Mallol

Benoit holds a master's degree in Mechanical and Numerical modeling from the University of Bordeaux (France) with a specialization in CFD dedicated to free surface flows. For more than 10 years, he has been working on unstructured meshing strategies and marine applications. As head of the marine group and head of the unstructured meshing group, Benoit drives the product roadmaps, acts as the CFD technical expert to support all our offices around the world and makes sure that the software remains the reference on the different markets.