In many industries, the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to simulate and study the behavior of fluids has become commonplace. However, in our field of Naval Architecture physical model testing (i.e., tank testing) is still the norm. We recognize that CFD software capability is improving, and our team is turning to this resource more frequently. In this webinar, we will explore some of the differences between tank testing and CFD simulations for predicting high speed craft performance, discuss the pros and cons of each method, and make recommendations on what to consider when deciding which path to take.
Dr. Justin Lorio, PE
DLBA Naval Architects – Technical Director
Justin is a Louisiana native who graduated with a Doctorate in Naval Engineering from Stevens Institute in 2015, where he also served as an adjunct professor and research engineer for four years. He has a decade of experience across the marine industry, from theoretical and experimental hydrodynamics of marine craft to shipyard quality program development as well as concept and production design of aluminum boats.
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