World Cat Powered Catamaran Finite Element Analysis


Project:
Finite Element Analysis of Powered Catamarans 

Customer:
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:

  • Generate system level finite element models including modeling of high performance composite materials
  • Perform static stress and deflection analysis considering hull pressure loads and inertial relief
  • Provide design margin plots so material usage can be optimized
  • Purpose of the analyses was to characterize 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.