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Several Leaps Forward for CFD Simulations of Hydrofoils
Posted Mon July 22, 2019 @11:02AM
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Application While discussing with Xavier Guisnel from VPLP during the last marine session of the NUMECA User Meeting, the idea of revising the hydrofoil simulation standards appeared to be a necessity. He mentioned that "the desired lift force should be an input and not just an output of the simulation".

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But as CFD software developers, we know that if an input is not a boundary condition but a target value, the code should dynamically and automatically adapt to respect this value. For our case, the hydrofoil position should then be adapted to find a dynamic equilibrium position and reach the desired lift force. Internal debates started and the solution appeared quickly: the quasi-static approach, dedicated to hydrofoil, was born.

Read all about it on the NUMECA blog: https://blog.numeca.be/read/article/275

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