BRUSSELS and SAN FRANCISCO - Utilizing NUMECA FINE™/Marine fluid dynamics software for hydrodynamic modeling capability, Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) nearly edged out Oracle Team USA in the 34th America's Cup. ETNZ held the lead in the series as the competition entered the final two races.
“NUMECA International is proud to have contributed to this success through our dedicated software environment, FINE™/Marine, and through the support of our engineers, creating a dynamic partnership with the ETNZ designers,” said Professor Charles Hirsch, President of NUMECA. Emirates Team New Zealand utilized FINE™/Marine for both hull development and appendage analysis (primarily boards and rudders) on its AC72 catamaran.
Prior to the America’s Cup competition, ETNZ won the Louis Vuitton Cup, defeating Team Luna Rossa, who also utilized FINE™/Marine in their ship designs.
To view a video about the NUMECA-ETNZ America’s Cup partnership, click here.