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The newest version of Fine Marine offers critical enhancements that improve solver performances and sharpen the C-Wizard’s capabilities even further. Check out the highlights:
We have boosted our modeling capabilities for the transition from laminar to turbulent flow by including a new transition model called γ-Reθ, developed by Menter and Langtry (2012). While our current γ model in Fine Marine and the base model of the new γ-Reθ assume a two-dimensional transition, they are unable to take into account 3D effects. To address this, we have added optional modeling for crossflow to the γ-Reθ model, which extends our capabilities to include 3D effects in the transition from laminar to turbulent flow.
The flow solver now includes a pressure correction feature that enhances the precision of force integration on non-closed geometrical entities. This feature is especially useful in analyzing self-propulsion with a propeller geometry that is continuously linked to the vessel without any gaps between the bodies. In such cases, the pressure force integral depends on the external pressure level. If an appropriate methodology is not applied, the result of the integral may not correspond with the expected physical quantity, such as thrust or drag. This feature automatically corrects the force integration for non-closed geometrical entities.
Based on your feedback, we have implemented another series of improvements in the C-Wizard:
Foil VPP (Velocity Prediction Program) mode:
Resistance: when the Froude number is below 0.1, the timestep value is reduced to improve accuracy.
Trim optimization: It is now possible to specify a user-defined Z-CoG while still solving for the X and Y-coordinates using the hydrostatic estimator Domhydro.
We hope you will enjoy this new edition.
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