Cape Horn Engineering
Cape Horn Engineering is an independent CFD consultancy company with vast experience in the design of sailing and motor yachts, commercial ships and in the renewable energy sector. We offer state-of-the-art expertise in flow analysis for improved performance and safer procedures. Our CFD methods cover a large variety of flow behaviours and includes free-surface flow, viscous flow, full-scale performance prediction, fluid-structure-interaction, dynamic behaviour and design optimisation.
Cape Horn Engineering was established in 2007 and is now based in Portsmouth, UK. We are industry leaders in flow analysis with an expertise in aero-dynamic and hydrodynamic performance. Cape Horn Engineering are involved in the design and development of yachts for a wide range of high performance racing. Our methods have been developed in the extremely ambitious America’s Cup environment, which requires rigorous testing and validation to remain competitive at the highest level. Our designs have won 3 consecutive Volvo Ocean Races, with ABN Amro in 2005/06, Ericsson Racing Team in 2008/09 and Groupama Sailing Team in 2011/12.
Our flow analysis has been proven in a wide variety of other marine applications including sailing yachts, power boats, high speed vessels, planing craft, advanced and unconventional hulls.
Our range of global services within the maritime sector has expanded to commercial ships, including cargo ships, large superyachts, production yachts, and more recently the renewable energy sector including offshore platforms and wind energy structures.
With new guidelines and regulations for ships to reduce emissions and improve air pollution, the demand for yacht and ship optimisation is rapidly increasing and becoming a key requirement with yacht designers and naval architects. CFD analysis will support designs to improve efficiency and performance, including aerodynamic simulations for innovative solutions such as using wind propulsion technology.