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CFD simulation - TRL5

IFE, CD-adapco – use of commercial CFD simulation tools for OWT hydrodynamics:

CFD simulation

Integrated engineering tools rely of simplification to be simple and fast enough for engineering needs. The cost of this is reduced realism and uncertainties. CFD can be used when more accurate results are needed, e.g. in the case of larger waves. We observe a trend of increasing use of CFD in the industry.

Numerical model/method