It was a pleasure to attend ShipZero during COP26 to give an insight into the CFD technology solutions Cape Horn Engineering has to offer and how this can play a role to assist designers and naval architects in the route to achieve true zero.
Angus Gray-Stephens, CFD engineer gave a presentation on how the adoption of CFD tools, refined in the ocean racing environment, can enhance energy efficiency of ships when embraced early in the design process.
The panel discussions with shipowners, technical experts, financiers, energy suppliers, policy makers, classification societies and market experts over the course of the event explored what was required to make zero emissions ships a reality from all the perspectives of all stakeholders in the maritime sector. Thank you Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs) for organising the event!
Cape Horn Engineering are proud to be involved in innovative wind propulsion projects to reduce emissions for the shipping industry, please see our case studies for more details:
Windship Technology –Assisting new technologies for greener shipping
EcoClipper – Sustainable shipping initiative
Cape Horn Engineering have also developed a simulation workﬂow to directly compare the eﬃciency of wind assisted propulsion (WASP) devices. The simulations take into account the most important eﬀects of adding the wings, Flettner rotors or any other type of wind powered device to the vessel. Both the water ﬂow experienced by the hull at a given vessel speed and the air ﬂow experienced by the hull top sides, superstructure and WASP devices, at a certain wind speed and direction, are modelled simultaneously in a single simulation.