K-EPSILON has developed powerful tools to perform automatic shape optimization of hulls, mast or appendages such as bulbous bows or rudders.
These optimization tools are not limited to marine shape optimization and can be used to efficiently optimize virtually any set of design parameters (control parameters, structure characteristics, etc). The choice of design parameters to consider is the key element in a successful optimization study. K-EPSILON can help you chose the parameters to optimize to maximize the performance gains while minimizing the number of parameters to be studied so as to keep the study size and cost reasonable.
K-EPSILON can perform numerous kinds of dynamic simulations and provide a wealth of data and results to the customer. It can be prediction of ship resistance. seakeeping behaviour, towed stability, power prediction, slamming, resistance of materials, structure deformation, design optimization and many other applications can be benefit from fully unsteady simulation coupled to efficient optimization tools.