FINETM/Marine is an integrated CFD software environment for the simulation of mono-fluid and multi-fluid flows around any kind of ships, boats or yachts, including various types appendages. The powerful and customized graphical user interface drives the user into the whole simulation process and integrates marine-dedicated features with:
HEXPRESSTM, our highly automated mesh generator for high quality and full hexahedral unstructured meshes;
FINETM/Marine's flow solver, our 6DOF incompressible flow solver, recognized as having the best accuracy for all types of marine applications, including free surface capturing. The FINETM/Marine's flow solver is developed by the "Ecole Centrale de Nantes" (ECN) and CRNS and industrialized in partnership with NUMECA.
CFViewTM, our powerful post-processing and scientific visualization system offering all qualitative and quantitative tools and marine dedicated add-ons for flow visualization and analysis.
Ship hull performance estimations in calm sea or in waves become a classical procedure for numerical approaches, especially for CFD software like FINETM/Marine. These applications are well known and well documented. Thanks to the new C-Wizard, you can drastically reduce the engineering time for the complete CFD simulations set-up and automate this process.
The C-Wizard is using all the scripting tools from the interface to automatically set up different applications such as resistance, sea-keeping,open water propeller,planing hulls including Savistky prediction and shallow water
Mesh generator (HEXPRESSTM)
Non-conformal, fully hexahedral meshes
Viscous layers insertion with inflation method
Thin surfaces modeling
Replace geometries module
Limited user inputs - high degree of automation
FINETM/Marine's Flow Solver
Highly accurate free surface capturing
6DOF with marine dedicated motion laws
Quasi static approach
Sub cycling acceleration
Adaptive grid refinement
Sliding grid interfaces
Mooring and tugging lines
User defined dynamic libraries (forces and motions)
Graphical User Interface (FINETM GUI)
Marine dedicated environment
Post processing (CFViewTM)
Marine dedicated add-ons
Automatic set-up for resistance, sea keeping, open water propellers and shallow water, including speed ramp for resistance curve, flow angles and automatic set-up for adaptive grid refinement
Based on users experience
Drastically simplify the CFD process
The user defines the physical inputs only, including ship motions or propeller rotational speed, flow characteristics and external forces
The C-Wizard is not a black box approach: the wizard defines the default values and all actions are documented. The user is free to change these values!