New Release - FINE™/Marine v7.2

    Benoit Mallol     News     02.10.2018

NUMECA is pleased to announce the Official Release of FINE™/Marine major version 7.2.

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Several improvements and new capabilities, described in the section 'New features' of the documentation, have been introduced to ease your daily work and extend the scope of application of FINE™/Marine. There are available on your customer area on

Highlights of version 7.2

Synthetic jets

A new type of boundary condition has been developed to inject a fluid inside the volume. The user can define a constant jet speed or a pulsed jet or even define its own law of injection. This feature can be used to simulate water jet or air injection to reduce the drag of the boat.


CAD preparation: Rhino export

NUMECA has developed a direct export from Rhino to ease the preparation of the geometry in v7.1.

This plugin has been further developed to take into account your feedback.

Hence, new capabilities are:

  • Export for ships in mono-fluid for double model simulation
  • Export propeller domain within a cylinder for open water simulation or for both the ship and propeller meshing with sliding grids
  • User-defined domain size
  • Dimensionless triangulation values
  • Better check for triangulation settings


Quasi-static for hydrofoil

The hydrofoil simulation can now be done with a quasi-static method. The idea is to prescribe the desired lift and side forces and the hydrofoil position will be adapted dynamically during the simulation.  


Modal approach

The modal approach has been improved once more to be able to deform the boundaries of the domain during an overset grid simulation. The algorithm has also been accelerated.

New dynamic library for wall function

This new library allows modifying the coefficients from the wall function to calibrate it with different coating or fouling conditions.


GUI and the C-Wizard

15 other improvements have been done for the GUI and the C-Wizard to improve the user-friendliness.

Check the full improvements list in the release note (What's New section of the documentation)!

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For more information, please contact

Best regards,

Benoit Mallol
Head, Marine Products & Applications group
NUMECA International S.A.
Ch. de la Hulpe 189 Terhulpse Steenweg - 1170 Brussels - Belgium
tel: +32 (0)2 643 35 78 - tel main: +32 (0)2 647 83 11 - fax: +32 (0)2 647 93 98
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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.