Daily Archives: 11th May 2015

Compulational fluid dynamics (CFD) in yacht building

Compulational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods to analyze problems that involve fluid flows. CFD has been around for a long time and has been used in the large commercial sector since the 1980s. But its application in the superyacht arena – for underwater appendages rather than simple hull form – was underutilized some years ago.


Streamlines within the CFD program used to demonstrate and analyse the flow into the propeller.