Naval and offshore numerical hydrodynamics
HydrOcean offers design support in the maritime field, with the use of innovative numerical simulation tools capable of accurately simulating the most simple to the most complex hydrodynamic phenomena.
Ours services allow our clients to save time at the design stage, decrease their research costs, improve the performance of their products and to reduce design risks.
HydrOcean specializes exclusively in four activity sectors, to provide its clients with specific competences and a unique knowledge which encompasses the numerical simulation and the maritime fields:
Spinoff from Ecole Centrale Nantes (French engineering school) / CNRS (National centre for scientific research)
HydrOcean was created from and is supported by the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory of Ecole Centrale Nantes (ECN UMR / CNRS). HydrOcean and ECN have set up a highly efficient research partnership, which aims at promoting the most innovative research tools developed in their laboratory and also making them accessible to industrial partners in the form of service provision or through user licenses.
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- We evaluate and optimize hydrodynamic performance
- We decrease design risks
- We identify, understand and offer a solution to problems of hydrodynamic origin
- Time savings
- Accuracy and reliability
- Reduced costs
- Tools for simple to complex applications
- Team of experts on numerical hydrodynamics
Innovative numerical hydrodynamics tools
ICARE is a computational code that solves Navier-Stokes with free surface equations. It is the quickest and most accurate software for resistance, propulsion, maneuverability or sea-keeping applications.
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Our key figures
5 hours : average time for a Navier-Stokes with free surface calculation which enables us to evaluate the performance of a hull form
5 days : average execution time of our numerical studies
5 to 20 : average time reduction factor of our studies compared with model tests in tank
5 % : mean maximum difference observed between our numerical results and validation tests
100 : number of hulls evaluated in two weeks with our automatic hull form optimization tools which allowthe most efficient form to be selected
10 to 20 % : average resistance gain obtained in our hull form optimization studies
600 : number of computing cores available when undertaking our simulations