Cape Horn Engineering are delighted to have received the 2022 award for: Excellence in Artistic Visualization, from Siemens Simcentre, in the recent Xcelerator Technology Innovation Awards to celebrate brilliance in engineering.
The entry featured the Fleming 85 yacht in action. The animation features a 4 Degrees-of-Freedom simulation, where the yacht is free to heave, pitch, roll and surge in the waves. The waves of 2.5 meters in height and 95 meters in length hit the yacht at an angle of 30 degrees from the stern. In calm water, the yacht would be sailing at 9 knots, but surging in waves it accelerates and decelerates by around 7 knots, and the average boat speed is 9.6 knots.
See the case study and full simulation here: