The web-based service enables naval architects, ship owners, yards and students to analyse the performance of a ship’s hull with high quality validated software, and receive a detailed test report by e-mail within a day.

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Web-based Computational Fluid Dynamics tool is found at CFDanalysis.com

Dutch naval architecture and hydrodynamic firm Van Oossanen has launched an online tool for ship hull analysis.

The new web-based service enables naval architects, ship owners, yards and students to analyse the performance of a ship’s hull with high quality validated software, and receive a detailed test report by e-mail within a day.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis for ship performance is described as a virtual towing tank. With state-of-the-art hardware and software, the flow around the ship is simulated in detail.

The launch of the online CFD service aims to offer easy access to Van Oossanen’s high quality optimised and validated software, as well as to stimulate awareness on hull efficiency within the maritime field.

Managing director Niels Moerke, comments: “We understand the necessity to have available tools to analyse hull designs in the early stagse of a project. CFD is a very powerful but complicated and expensive tool, and with our webshop we make these simulations available for a very broad audience. As an ongoing process, we continually validate, tune and develop the CFD code to guarantee exceptionally high quality and trustworthy results.”

Van Oossanen began working on the online ship analysis tool back in 2015. The tool was introduced to the Netherlands maritime market at the end of 2016, and has now premiered worldwide via www.cfdanalysis.com.

At this moment in time, the system is only capable of bare hull analysis, however, the Dutch firm says further types of ship analysis compatible with the online service are in the development stage.