World Cat Powered Catamaran Finite Element Analysis

Project Overview:
Performed a comparative structural analysis of an existing powered catamaran to use as the basis for analysis of a new design

World Cat

Services Performed:
Stress and deflection evaluations of World Cat’s existing 320DC and new 400DC Powered Catamarans

Structural Analysis and Finite Element Modeling:

  • Generated system level finite element models including modeling of high performance composite materials
  • Performed static stress and deflection analysis considering hull pressure loads and inertial relief
  • Provided design margin plots so material usage can be optimized
  • Characterized the structural performance of their successful 320DC design and to leverage the results along with DNV-GL design loads to optimize structure for the 400DC.