CD-adapco, the largest privately held CFD focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, today announced its new partnership with Ben Ainslie Racing. The America’s Cup team will be utilizing the CD-adapco simulation tool, STAR-CCM+® in the design of its racing boat.
The focus of the 35th edition of the America’s Cup is sustainability, the set of restrictive rules means this is likely to be the most challenging America's Cup ever from an Engineering Simulation point of view. The introduction of much tighter design specifications, including “one design” components such as a common wing for all contenders, reduces the scope for large design differences between the boats and will likely mean that victory is decided by the smallest of margins.
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