Engineers from the French team will leverage ESTECO’s first-class optimization technology to maximize the hydrodynamic and aerodynamic performance of their catamarans.
ESTECO SpA, a leading provider of numerical optimization solutions, provides Groupama Team France its best-in-class software to perfect the design of Team France’s high-performance foiling catamaran design.
As design specifications get tighter and time for physical testing becomes shorter, engineering technology is increasingly crucial in the race for the America’s Cup.
ESTECO technology, also used by the Luna Rossa team in the past and by Ben Anslie Racing team in the current edition of the America’s Cup, helps designers make the most out of their simulation data and perform advanced optimization processes in order to refine design parameters.
Groupama Team France is using the “Designed for Sea” industry solution experience provided by Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, to design and simulate a lightweight, high-performing racing catamaran that complies with the competition’s design and schedule requirements.
In preparation for its first America’s Cup race on May 26, 2017, Groupama Team France needed to design, build and test its catamaran within 18 months. Boats for the challenge must adhere to specific protocols concerning the hull, the wings and the transverse structures as well as the quantity of materials used. The length of a team’s catamaran is restricted to 15 meters and it could not be tested in water until December 26, 2016.
Based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, “Designed for Sea” industry solution experience enables Groupama Team France to virtually design, simulate and optimize its catamaran’s weight, performance, stability, strength and safety in a collaborative digital environment, before any construction begins. Since October 2015, Groupama Team France has had a single source of data and fully integrated applications to streamline and accelerate the boat’s development as well as the flow of information between the 30-person design team, the crew and external partners participating in the design effort.
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