Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Innovative and customised engineering solution

Vuyk specialises in the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to offer innovative and customised engineering solutions. Vuyk’s expertise in CFD can be used extensively in the maritime market to:
  • analyse hull shapes and wake flow
  • determine wind resistance of cargo on deck
  • study vortex-induced vibrations
  • calculate the hydrodynamic loads on (semi-)submerged structures
  • analyse the behavior of mixed and complex fluid flows

Valuable tool

CFD techniques are a valuable research tool at Vuyk’s disposal, enabling Vuyk’s engineers to develop new designs and gain a greater understanding of their operations. Vuyk utilises STAR-CCM+ and OpenFoam software, and can also combine the results from CFD modelling with other in-house methods, such as 3D diffraction.


Design to function

VUYK recognise that CFD techniques provide the most detailed approach for a complex performance based design. With up to 20 years of experience in this field, VUYK can offer optimised solutions that not only meet your specific requirements, but that will also truly work throughout the design process, from concept to detailed design.
Using CFD in combination with other inhouse methods, VUYK can quickly predict the most efficient design changes. The high level of accuracy of CFD techniques also gives you greater confidence to make informed decisions.

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