MARCH 23th, 2021
Hydrodynamic simulation using CFD has advanced significantly in recent years, and simulations have become firmly rooted as a third pillar of science next to theory and experimentation. However, the utilization of CFD simulations in the design of high-speed craft has lagged behind scientific acceptance of the technology because of concerns related to cost, schedule, and accuracy.
In this webinar, we hope to address these concerns and show you how CFD can effectively and reliably be used in the design of a high-speed craft to deliver better boats and reduce risk. Please join us on March 23rd to learn how CFD can be used in your designs and more importantly, what it takes for you to trust it.
DLBA Naval Architects – Part time Naval Architect
Virginia Tech. – Full time PhD candidate
Nick Husser is currently a part-time Naval Architect with DLBA and full-time PhD candidate at Virginia Tech. Mr. Husser began annual internships with DLBA in 2013, earned a bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute in 2018, and joined DLBA full time as a Naval Architect before beginning his PhD studies in 2019. At DLBA, he had the opportunity to learn and apply the foundations of high-speed craft Naval Architecture: stability, structures, and performance with the latter becoming a particular fascination. At Virginia Tech, Mr. Husser’s PhD studies focus on the investigation of the steady state and dynamic performance of stepped planing hulls using CFD simulations. Mr. Husser has published papers on topics including displacement hull seakeeping predictions with varying fidelity simulation methodologies, propeller performance and FSI simulations, validation of stepped hull performance predictions in CFD, nonlinearity in planing hull seakeeping, and application of nonlinear system identification with CFD to model planing hull porpoising and motions in waves. The combination of practical and scientific experience with high-speed craft provides Mr. Husser a unique perspective on the potential practical and economical applications of CFD to the design of a high-speed craft.
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