Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics

Navatek is a world leader in the formulation, creation, and application of software for use in the design of ships, underwater systems, and other ocean structures that require understanding of coupled hydrodynamics, structures, mechanics, and design requirements. Navatek employs a full complement of tools from simple empirical models, through proprietary medium-fidelity potential-flow codes, to commercial Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) codes to perform these analyses. Navatek’s philosophy in engineering analysis is “The right tools for the job”. Unique to Navatek is a history of full-scale sea trials that have proven the utility and validity of our CFD tools.

Navatek has developed new methods and solutions for design of Navy ships. We work closely with software developers, integrators, and simulation experts at Naval Sea Systems Command. We leverage Carderock to interface directly into the Navy suite of design tools such as the Integrated Hydrodynamic Design Environment (IHDE) and the Rapid Ship Design Environment (RSDE). These solutions and methods have been tailored to solve the unique problem of Navy ship design. This productive relationship has led to the integration of the analysis code Aegir into the navy standard design environment. By working with the designers and users, Aegir has gone through a rigorous validation effort and is now being used on upcoming ship design studies for programs of record such as the LCU replacement program SCX(R), the LPD-17 replacement LX(R), and the Future Surface Combatant (FSC).