We are looking forward to meeting you at the COMPIT 2022 in Pontignano (Italy). Dr Thomas Hildebrandt is one of the speakers. He will present the paper “Accelerating Marine Propeller Development in Early Design Stages Using Machine Learning”.

Date: 21.- 23. June 2022
Location: Pontignano, Italy

Accelerating Marine Propeller Development in Early Design Stages Using Machine Learning

This paper presents a machine learning approach to accelerate the design of marine propellers. For open-water propeller characteristics, neural nets are trained to predict both integral quantities of open-water performance curves and local field values of velocities and pressures on two-dimensional planes for Wageningen B-Series propellers. The average difference between the predicted and CFD-obtained values remained below 1.5% for integrated quantities (thrust, torque, efficiency). The quasi-instantaneous response of a trained neural net may accelerate propeller design significantly.

Maurits van den Boogaard, NUMECA-Cadence, Brussels/Belgium,
Giacomo Alessi, NUMECA-Cadence, Brussels/Belgium
Benoit Mallol, NUMECA-Cadence, Brussels/Belgium
Dirk Wunsch, NUMECA-Cadence, Brussels/Belgium
Nathan Clero, NUMECA-Cadence, Brussels/Belgium
Dario Amadori, NUMECA-Cadence, Brussels/Belgium
Charles Hirsch, NUMECA-Cadence, Brussels/Belgium
Luca Zampieri, Neural Concept, Lausanne/Switzerland
Thomas Hildebrandt, NUMECA Ingenieurbüro, Altdorf/Germany,