Digital Proving Platform – Marine & Boating Industries

Validation Without Prototyping

A Technology Race 

faster time to market and reduced development costs

Why is this the differentiator for the Marine Industry?

In this rapidly expanding and increasingly competitive market, modern engineering tools such as CAE can make a significant difference. Designing a ship and interconnecting its related systems and subsystems is a challenging endeavor. Shipbuilders are required to reduce operational costs, satisfy key environmental guidelines and implement new, disruptive technologies such as autonomy and digitalization, without compromising safety and security. Simulation simplifies and expedites this process.

Proven Customer Value:

“Using engineering simulation makes it possible to evaluate many more designs, resulting in a substantial improvement in performance. At the same time, the lower cost and shorter lead times for simulation provide faster time to market and reduced development costs.”

Delta Marine Engineering

Let’s look for our typical Marine projects and capabilities:

  • Hydrodynamics
    • Ship hulls
    • Submarines
    • Yacht hulls, keels
    • Appendages
    • Other underwater systems
    • Towed sonar arrays
  • Aerodynamics
    • Superstructures
    • Dispersion
    • Yacht Sails
    • Exhaust plumes
    • Ventilation
    • Heli Deck operations
  • Safety
  • Interior Design
  • Periscope / free surfaces
  • Pumps
  • Offshore Power generation
  • Fire Suppression
    • Halon replacement
    • Blast interactions
  • Fluid Structure Interaction
    • Floating objects
    • Flexible objects
    • Vortex Induced Vibration
    • Swim suits
  • Heat transfer
  • Fuel Cells
  • Wave slam
  • Flooding in Ro-Ro ferries
  • Cavitation
  • Torpedoes
  • Sloshing in tanks
  • Submarine Reactors
  • Structural vibrations
  • Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (EMI/EMC)

Twin-Hulled Offshore Ship

Wet Deck Slamming in Irregular Sea Waves 

The peak impact pressure is highest when the wave crest hits the ship during the ship reentry to the water surface.
The heave and pitch motion of the twin-hulled offshore ship, transient free surface and contours plot of impact pressure on ship surfaces.
Fluid Structure Interaction

Sloshing in tanks!

  • reduce noise levels
  • reduce stresses on the structure
  • optimize the baffle arrangements
  • account for dynamics effects during sudden start/stop

Sloshing has widespread applications in many industries including automotive, aerospace, ship building and motorcycle manufacturing. The goal of sloshing simulation is to first study the sloshing pattern and then improve the tank design.

This validation sloshing simulation (free surface height)

Customer Success Stories:

Emirates Team New Zealand Sails to America’s Cup Victory Using Ansys Simulations

Ansys’ state-of-the-art simulation solutions enable team engineers to create a digital prototype and slash design concept evaluation time from six months to one week
Freedom of Speed

“We chose to use ANSYS because it’s a market leader. … and that’s really where ANSYS CFX is miles ahead of other CFD codes.” – Nick Hutchins — CFD Engineer for ETNZ

Marine Accident Integrated Analysis System

Marine Safety Technology
Breaking Wave Behaviors and Seawater Inflow Simulation
Deep-see fishing vessel flooding and sinking
High speed passenger ship collision using FSI techniques

Quintessence Yachts: Using Virtual Reality as a Highly Reliable Marketing Tool

“The Ansys OPTIS VR configurator is extremely accurate in terms of colors and
materials definition, and light effects. It is also very flexible in terms of devices to
support it: Quintessence Yachts will upload the VR on our website, and use it on
mobile phones as well. Headsets are now available at affordable costs and can be
used also as a special gift for our best clients or influencers.”
Mariella Mengozzi
CEO / Quintessance Yachts

Next-Generation Submersibles for New Depths

Hawkes Ocean Technologies (DeepFlight)

“ When you dive to these depths, there is no room for error. That’s why we rely confidently on simulation technology from ANSYS in the development of these next generation winged submersibles.”
Adam Wright
Senior Mechanical Engineer


  • Determining stresses within composite material used in pressure resistant housings
  • Optimizing tradeoffs between power, weight and mass
  • Minimizing underwater drag of the external fairing

Navantia Leverages Ansys’ Digital Transformation Solutions to Design Next-Gen Naval Vessels

Ansys helps boost production efficiency, cut costs and speed time to market

Navantia and Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) are substantially decreasing the design time and boosting the performance of next-generation navy vessels, such as F-110 frigates and S-80 submarines.

A new strategic agreement:
Through a new strategic agreement, Navantia engineers will leverage Ansys’ solutions as part of the Shipyard 4.0 Integrated Business Management System — Navantia’s leading-edge technology platform that includes digital technologies across the operational lifecycle of navy ships to improve product quality and speed production.
Radiation from three ship antennas

Contact US for Software, Training and Professional Engineering Services

Thumbprint Solutions Inc.

  • Authorized by the Association of Professional Engineers
  • Certified Channel Partner of ANSYS in Canada
  • Canadian Software, Support and Training provider Since 1995

Phone: (905) 640-9300

50 Innovator Ave – Suite 11
Stouffville, Ontario
L4A 0Y2

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