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Marine and Offshore

Mentor Graphics solutions can help you design products and structures that need to combat a range of conditions, such as hot, cold, wind, waves and strong ocean currents.

Reduce Prototyping

Having the ability to simulate the complex properties of wind, wave and currents at the earliest design stages will help your team build better, stronger, more reliable structures, products or components.

Our tools enable you to assess everyday situations as well as plan for the more extreme conditions in order to build in higher levels of strength and safety. For the designer, our solutions help you to dramatically cut the amount of prototyping required -- reducing your costs and speeding up your projects and their ‘time-to-market.’

Products

Embedded into major MCAD systems Concurrent CFD software FloEFD is a full-featured 3D fluid flow and heat transfer analysis package to help Design Engineers optimize product design and speed up their workflow.... FloEFD™

Flowmaster is a 1D general purpose CFD solution for thermo fluid system engineers to model and analyze the fluid mechanics and pipe flow in complex systems. Flowmaster®

Application Example

Propeller Design

Vector Plot Propellers come in all shapes and sizes. Used for moving motorboats in water,  propellers must not only perform well and require little maintenance but also  feature an optimum propeller diameter for efficient movement through water. 

Vector Plot

Propellers come in all shapes and sizes. Used for moving motorboats in water, propellers must not only perform well and require little maintenance but also feature an optimum propeller diameter for efficient movement through water. 

Velocity Plot This design engineer was interested in investigating the performance of a new  series of propellers. Investigating drag through water was easy with FloEFD. The  engineer used special FloEFD functionality to help him reach his design goals.    Since FloEFD supports laminar, transitional and turbulent flow regimes, all  automatically and within the same model, the engineer didn’t need to worry about  identifying when and where the flow characteristics changed within his model –  FloEFD automatically did it for him.

Velocity Plot

This design engineer was interested in investigating the performance of a new series of propellers. Investigating drag through water was easy with FloEFD. The engineer used special FloEFD functionality to help him reach his design goals.

Since FloEFD supports laminar, transitional and turbulent flow regimes, all automatically and within the same model, the engineer didn’t need to worry about identifying when and where the flow characteristics changed within his model – FloEFD automatically did it for him.

Velocity Plot Also, finding an optimum mesh in this instance could have been a very tedious  task indeed. That’s why Mentor Graphics has developed a robust automatic mesher that  can actually mesh real-world geometry – not just academic or theoretical ones.  FloEFD features automatic meshing for fluid and solid regions including automatic  mesh refinement/unrefinement due to geometrical and/or physical (solution  adaptive) requirements. And finally since FloEFD features grid-independent near  wall modeling by using Partial Cells technology, FloEFD was able to correctly  simulate the boundary layer phenomena for fluid flow effects without needing a  specifically designed mesh or a lot of time to solve this design problem. 

Velocity Plot

Also, finding an optimum mesh in this instance could have been a very tedious task indeed. That’s why Mentor Graphics has developed a robust automatic mesher that can actually mesh real-world geometry – not just academic or theoretical ones. FloEFD features automatic meshing for fluid and solid regions including automatic mesh refinement/unrefinement due to geometrical and/or physical (solution adaptive) requirements. And finally since FloEFD features grid-independent near wall modeling by using Partial Cells technology, FloEFD was able to correctly simulate the boundary layer phenomena for fluid flow effects without needing a specifically designed mesh or a lot of time to solve this design problem. 

Customer Success

WB-Sails

WB-Sails is using FloEFD fluid dynamics simulation software to develop and optimize sails for Olympic sailboats

FloEFD CFD software simulates 3D airflow to help WB-Sails predict and optimize sailboat performance for the 2008 Olympics. View Success Story

“FloEFD helped us design a better air heater. Based on the analysis results, we even took out some of the parts we normally used as extra reserves to cover any eventuality. FloEFD results are easy to understand and interpret by any engineer who is already familiar with the subject matter being studied. With FloEFD we can now answer more customer questions and this ability is now a natural extension of our services.”

Ad Heijmans, Eclipse Combustion

 
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