MCY is among the leading Italian producer leisure yachts. The main goal is to improve the sea kindness and comfort of the planning hulls in non calm sea conditions
SOPHYA aimed to improving the performance in rough seas of planing hull boats. It experimented new forecasting techniques - optimization and measuring on a scale model and in reality the performance to improve seakindliness, safety and energy performance on wave of the planing hulls.
In the phases of the project, the following were used, analyzed and further developed:
- Advanced and efficient open source fluid dynamics simulation (CFD) tools;
- Free Form Deformation techniques for the high-level management of the geometric variations of the hulls;
- Forecast and retrospective data of wave motion in the real test areas;
- Tools for analysis and correlation of the data measured in the tank and in the real world.
The experimental effort of the project results in validated simulation tools. The full optimization pipeline composed by shape parameterization, full order simulation and model reduction tools has been put to test to generate a new, optimized hull. After further validation through towing tank tests, the optimized hull will be put in production by MCY.