Multi objective design optimization of a cargo ship rudder, using the efficiency of the ANSA-modeFRONTIER-META coupling

George Korbetis, Dimitris Georgoulas (Beta CAE)

This paper presents the implementation of an automated process for the definition of a CAE model of a spade rudder with rudder trunk and the strength analysis of it. The automated CAE model set-up capability of ANSA pre-processor is used to define CAE models for static, contact and CFD analyses. ANSA, and μETA post-processor, which is exploited for the extraction of responses from the solver results, are coupled to the modeFRONTIER optimizer for the identification of the best rudder shape.