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CFD simulates the wind flowing over the deck and cockpit of the Alinghi boat. Note the vortex hat formed in the bow where the wind wraps around on the deck. Image courtesy of ANSYS, Inc.
Application: America's Cup Winner Aided by CFD
Posted Tue July 31, 2007 @05:54PM
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Application ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, announced that the winner of the 32nd America's Cup, Alinghi, used ANSYS technology to predict the effects of design changes on yacht performance.

With both finalists' yacht designs optimized with ANSYS simulation software, Alinghi and its challenger were each prepared to take home the Cup, but Alinghi successfully crewed their racing yacht to defend the America's Cup, the most prestigious and elite competition in the yachting calendar.

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