As performance, efficiency and reducing emissions become increasingly more important in our challenge to help reduce global warming, the demand for our services continues to grow.
With CFD technology and design optimisation being at the forefront of many new designs, we are pleased to announce we have expanded our team and are delighted to welcome CFD engineer, Angus Gray-Stephens into Cape Horn Engineering.
Angus grew up on the west coast of Scotland, before moving to Glasgow where he studied Naval Architecture with High Performance Marine Vehicles at the University of Strathclyde, passing the Masters course with distinction. Following this, he went on to undertake a PhD, motivated by his interest in performance driven design. Over the course of his research Angus worked extensively with Computational Fluid Dynamics investigating the hydrodynamic performance of stepped hulls. In addition to analysing such hulls, he has also conduced fully automated optimisation studies evaluating large numbers of prospective designs.
Angus’s role at Cape Horn Engineering is to conduct high-fidelity numerical analysis of yachts and marine structures using our state of the art software to solve the flow around a hull. He runs resistance, seakeeping and manoeuvring simulations to determine the hydrodynamic characteristics of a vessel, modelling free-surface flow and the viscous effects to look at the full-scale performance prediction, fluid-structure-interaction and dynamic behaviour of a vessel.
As a keen sailor, Angus has plenty of first-hand experience racing performance sailing yachts, taking part in both inshore and offshore events. This year he will set out on his third Fastnet, looking to improve on his previous best result of 2nd in class and 8th overall.