Plano’s Siemens Xcelerator will be on America’s Cup Racing Team

The America’s Cup Racing Team will be using the yacht design of Plano’s Siemens according to a Dallas Innovates article. They say, 


“Siemens Digital Industries Software announced that the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team is using the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services “to design, simulate, and optimize” its racing yacht for the 2024 challenge.


Matteo Ledri, Head of CFD for the team, said the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio “provides critical tools to Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli that allow the team to design, analyze, and evaluate all aspects of the boat’s hydraulics and fluid-dynamic performance.”


Siemens says the hull, foils, rudder and sails are designed and analyzed virtually using Simcenter STAR CCM+ software “to understand how sails, hull, and the complex hydrodynamics of the hydrofoil respond to the changes in the project parameters. Simcenter Amesim software is used to simulate all on-board hydraulic lines and optimize performance, an essential aspect given that on-board hydraulic power for the aerial parts of the boat is generated by four cyclors using pedal power.”


Just recently, Siemen has incorporated a new technology that will boost its designs according to a PR Newswire article. They say, 


“With the global drive toward climate-neutral aviation gaining pace and the rebirth of interest in supersonic travel, innovations in aircraft configurations require careful and diligent use of aerodynamic and structural design optimization. Siemens Digital Industries Software today announces that it entered into an agreement to acquire ZONA Technology, Inc., a renowned specialist in the field of aeroelastic simulation solutions. The addition of the ZONA Technology, Inc. technology to Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio will assist customers in making their digital threads as comprehensive and as efficient as possible to help speed innovation, ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of more sustainable aerospace invention.


The ZONA Technology, Inc. technology will become part of Siemens’ Simcenter™ software portfolio, allowing the creation of a unique end-to-end airframe structure design and certification analysis digital thread, beginning with early concept studies, through high-fidelity aero-structural optimization and to the structural certification and documentation. The combination of ZONA Technology, Inc. high fidelity aeroelastic methods and industry leading Simcenter simulation can reduce dependency on third-party aeroelasticity tools and replace disjointed workflows for airframe analysis, simulation and verification.”


The cup is set to happen in 2024 in Barcelona. 


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