The wide range of projects we are used to face, requires the most advanced and specialised tools to help us to ensure the success on each of them.
Together with traditional design software used for hulls and appendage surface generation, we have the most advanced parametric 3D direct solid/surface modelling software which allows us to design faster and more efficiently. Due to the complex geometries always present in Yacht Design, the advanced surface generation module, which we added to this powerful software, is one of the key features.
To be sure we always provide the best solution, not just in terms of aesthetics, and functionality, but also in terms of safety, strength, stiffness, and lightness, we need to carry out exhaustive calculations, and to do this, apart from the direct calculations made by our engineers and the corresponding Rules application, we count on a very powerful structural simulation software.
This software, integrated with the design software described above, uses Nastran solver, including linear, non linear, buckling, vibration, and thermal analysis, and lots of capabilities, as direct geometry editing with synchronous technology and extensive modeling funcions for automatic and manual mesh generation of 0D, 1D, 2D, and 3D elements, and also numerous techniques for the application of loads and boundary conditions.
Composite materials are present in most of our projects. The majority of the composite laminates created are anisotropic, this make it difficult to do proper structural calculations, but having a specific module for finite element analysis of laminate structures, give us the capacity to engineer any kind of structure or assembly being sure they are going to behave as we expect. Weight, strength, or stiffness optimizations are made fast, as the ply and laminate definition tools let us make modifications very easy and reduce laminate model creation time.
When doing refits, very often, the original design drawings are missing, and this make very difficult to define correctly the works to be done, and making visual representations of the final results to the Owners. The use of 3D scans of the yacht is quite extended in these cases, but to handle these files properly, the correct tools are needed, we have advanced reverse engineering tools included in our 3D modeling software.
As sailing yachts specialists, we know the importance of the rig, masts and sails in this kind of vessels, and for this reason we are using the latest technology to design and/or optimise these elements.
We use a dedicated software to predict the resulting load and deformation on the rig and optimise the performance, this also help us, when needed, with the material and mast section selection to achieve high stiffness and lightness. The analysis method operates through the aerodynamic and structural analysis of sails and then operates the structural analysis of the rig.
Seakeeping analyses are a key part of every offshore project, as they allow engineers to achieve well-responding designs in terms of safety, comfort, and performance.
Using the latest dynamic simulation software we can determine the dynamic loads, deformations, and movements affecting structures and designs on almost every kind of situation, from instantaneous events and complex marine operations to long-term modelling of specific ocean zones.
Also, to reduce calculation and preprocessing time we have implemented both the software automatization capabilities and scripting in our workflow.
When in site measurement is required, precision is the only way to ensure no errors ocurr during the subsequent processes, we are well aware of this, so we use always modern and accurate measurement devices.