Refine the design of hullforms for high speed surface water crafts
Frazer-Nash has developed unique capabilities in hydrodynamics and CFD applied to the marine sector
Boat operators are continuously seeking ways to travel at ever increasing speeds (sometimes in severe sea states) whilst reducing operating costs. With this in mind, Frazer-Nash were asked to provide design recommendations to our client on how to improve the speed and efficiency of their high speed craft.
Our highly experienced marine engineers already knew that the ship’s hullform directly influences the speed, fuel consumption and behaviour of the boat, whilst its structure keeps it robust and sturdy (and is also where the manufacturing costs go).
The key challenge was to balance sea keeping (how smoothly the boat travels over or through the waves) with low resistance and high stability – whilst maintaining a steady platform upon which crew can work effectively.