Assuming that you have decided to compete at the front of the fleet, or with the highest economic efficiency, you will need a boat or equipment at least as good as any of your rivals.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) enables us to simulate and study the dynamics of fluids (liquids and gases) and the resulting physical phenomena. As part of the design process, we always produce an accurate 3D model which allows us to virtually prototype the system or device that we want to analyse. We can therefore predict the performance of the design with the highest degree of accuracy.
We can analyse a number of models and scenarios without going through expensive and time consuming physical prototyping or testing. There are also many phenomena that you can graphically represent using CFD to give us an intuitive and deeper comprehension of the design, such as graphical maps of streamlines, velocities and pressures.
Because CFD is a tool for prognosis, it can quickly answer many questions; it is possible to predict how the design will perform and to test many variations for an optimal result. All of this can be done before (or instead of) physical prototyping and testing.
The insight we gain from CFD helps us to design better, faster and more efficiently.