Webinar: Road to Hydro Contest 2017 - Official software solutions

Aerospace & Defense     12.01.2017


"Carry more, faster, using less energy"

The Hydros Foundation is organising the next Hydro Contest in Lausanne, Switzerland in June 2017. Competitors are invited to design, build and pilot the most energy efficient boat.

Numeca International and CAESES Friendship Systems are proud to be providing the software solutions that will support the participating teams with their innovative designs.

During this webinar, hosted by the Hydros Foundation, we will elaborate on the processes and the software solutions used for these projects:

- Numeca's FINE™/Marine CFD package for hydrodynamic flow analysis

- CAESES' design exploration and shape optimization


  • Thibault Tallieu & Stephane Dyen – Hydros Foundation
  • Benoit Mallol – NUMECA International
  • Mattia Brener – CAESES Friendship Systems



FINE™/Marine is an integrated CFD software environment for the simulation of mono-fluid and multi-fluid flows around any kind of ships, boats or yachts, including various types appendages. The powerful and customized graphical user interface drives the user into the whole simulation process and integrates marine-dedicated features.


CAESES® stands for “CAE system empowering simulation” and its ultimate goal is to enable engineers to design optimal products. With CAESES® as the Upfront CAE workhorse in the pre-CAD stage, simulation engineers from any industry can explore a multitude of design variants within highly automated workflows. Traditional CAD systems in the market are not designed to create geometry for analysis and it is difficult to vary complex shapes automatically. From the start, our modeling capabilities were specifically developed for simulation, especially CFD.


The Hydros Foundation is an accredited non-profit, public-interest organisation. Its aim is to encourage technological innovation to meet the energy and environmental challenges facing the nautical and maritime industry and to raise the awareness of these issues among professionals, students, opinion leaders and the general public.


Timing: Thursday January 12th at 2:00 pm CET

Duration: approx. 30 minutes presentation followed by an open discussion


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