b'Marine | Engineer Innovationscripting capabilities of NX to generate numerous potential hull geometries, then harnesses the power of Simcenter STAR-CCM+ to optimize the hull through rapid static and dynamic simulation.The hull and foil combination is developed using a tailored optimization methodology. This approach is based on large-scale batch creation of parametric geometries using NX modeling and scripting capabilities, highly refined Simcenter STAR-CCM+ simulations, and advanced artificial intelligence neural networks. Within NX we parameterize the hull and foil geometry and use a scripted process which allows automated creation of thousands of geometries within hours, comments Paul Gliddon, naval architect at BAR Technologies. As part of this process, Simcenter STAR-CCM+ CFD simulations are automatically undertaken on these geometries and the resulting CFD data feeds our neural network-based optimization techniques. This enables us to accurately predict and interrogate the performance of millions of potential hull forms extremely quickly.Collaborating with precisionPininfarina, the Italian company known for luxury automotive design, styled the exterior, producing surfaces that BAR Technologies parameterized using NX. The Princess Yachts team, which also used NX, designed the internal systems. BAR Technologies responsibilities included structural engineering, which relied on Simcenter Nastran.Development depended on extremely close collaboration, with Teamcenter managing data transfer between Princess Yachts and BAR Technologies. The data sharing integrated complex electrical and mechanical fit-out such as the foil components and associated control systems. At the same time, it was imperative to maintain the ergonomic characteristics and luxury feel of a Princess design.To maximize the time available for hull optimization, BAR Technologies undertook structural engineering and detailed design in parallel with the optimization process. Through the parametric capabilities of NX, the team was able to refine the master assemblies with the latest optimal 43'