On January 1, 2023, the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) will come into force, creating new challenges for operators of commercial vessels. Ship owners and managers must prepare for these requirements by assessing and improving their vessels as needed. This is crucial in order to earn the proper certificates, allowing them to continue sailing and trading internationally.
For a long time, the COVID-19 pandemic had restricted global travel and events, forcing us to postpone our CAESES User Conference, originally scheduled for autumn 2021. Finally, in 2022, national and international restrictions were eased, and it was exciting to once again be able to host a face-to-face conference to meet our users, educate further and effectively network – something that had long been missed.
Ansys CFD tools like Fluent or CFX are a popular choice for engineers when it comes to evaluating the fluid-dynamic behavior of their designs. When used in an automated design process, they require a suitable CAD tool that can reliably produce the different geometry variants to be analyzed. In our experience, a crucial bottleneck that we set out to solve with CAESES.
When our colleague Heinrich is not supporting our customers or working on R&D projects, he likes to spend his free time making things. So when he encounters a challenge that might benefit from a convenient parametric approach, CAESES is an obvious choice. Just like this time, when he set out to create a bunch of wooden drawers.
For the upcoming holidays, everyone here at FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS would like to send you our warmest Season’s Greetings and best wishes for a Happy New Year!
In this next webinar of the HOLISHIP series, FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS joins forces with Kongsberg Maritime to showcase how CAESES has been used for the multi-disciplinary optimization of a subsea construction vessel.
Many of you are experiencing difficulties and restrictions as the new Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is spreading throughout the world. Despite these challenging circumstances, we at FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS are continuing our activities and remain committed to providing the same high level of service and technical support you have grown used to over the past years.
The design and optimization of valves is one of many applications where using CAESES® to robustly automate the processes of systematic geometry variation and analysis of the generated variants with a suitable CFD solver can lead to significant reductions in time-to-market, as well as to a truly optimal design within the specified constraints.
A new paper on “faster turn-around times for the design and optimization of functional surfaces” by FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS authors Stefan Harries and Claus Abt has been published on the Ocean Engineering journal. This paper details different strategies for a quicker optimization in multi-dimensional design spaces, i.e., for geometries with many parameters.
We had a great CAESES Users Meeting 2019 in Berlin and a lot of fun! The presentations gave exclusive and fascinating insights into the simulation-driven design of automotive engine combustion systems, turbochargers, pumps, ship hulls, racing yachts, hydro and wind turbines.