The winning team of the America's Cup uses software with a module developed by the LHEEA

During the 36th edition of the America's Cup, which took place in March 2021, NUMECA Int.'s FINE™/Marine software, whose ISIS-CFD fluid resolution module was fully developed at LHEEA (Centrale Nantes/CNRS), was again used by the winning team, ETNZ!

on April 14, 2021

Flow calculation software for navigation

Research conducted over several years by the METHRIC research team of the LHEEA Laboratory (Centrale Nantes/CNRS) led to the development of the ISIS-CFD calculation code.

This flow calculation software is used for the numerical modeling of turbulent flows of incompressible viscous fluids around geometries of arbitrary complexity. The interest of the software lies in its various fields of application and especially in the maritime sector for design and optimization. In the specific context of the America's Cup, flow calculation software is used by the teams for both the boats' aerodynamics and foil hydrodynamics.

As in the previous edition in 2017, Emirates Team New Zealand used FINE™/Marine. It won the America's Cup for the second consecutive edition.

To learn more about the use of the software in boat design, read this article:
Published on April 14, 2021 Updated on November 9, 2022