20 December 2016 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) hosted the world’s first workshop on full scale hydrodynamic computer simulations at their Global Technology Centre in Southampton last month. Ship designers from around the world came together with the aim of building confidence in the accuracy of ship scale Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling within the marine sector.
LR’s Innovation Strategy and Research Director Luis Benito commented: “In the era of ‘simulation’, CFD technology and advanced computing power plays a key role in predicting performance ahead of reality. LR’s Ship Performance Group, part of our Technical Investigation Department, has engaged world experts by sharing measured performance data from an operating ship and facilitating a discussion of the different CFD modelling approaches used by the participants. This meeting has created a community among industry and helped to further enhance LR’s own CFD modelling expertise. LR CFD in turn predicts reality on aspects of ship performance like few others do in the market. This is why I am so proud of LR hosting and chairing the first international full scale numerical modelling workshop.”