Naval Architecture and Engineering

Naval Architecture and Engineering services offered by Ben Rogerson Yacht Design

Yacht design and engineering at BRYD follows a systematic process, offering consultancy services for performance motor and sailboat designs up to 24 metres. The process typically begins with a thorough design space investigation and weights engineering study. Following this, performance analysis is conducted, utilising our in-house developed software FormFlow, which enables the development of adaptable parameterised hull geometry and appendages for analysis in RANSE CFD simulation.

Stakeholder engagement sits at the core of how we operate. We have a client-centric process, integrating the concept design brief with innovative and accurate designs following our structured design process; all whilst keeping the client in a well-informed driving seat. 

Naval Architecture and Engineering Phases

Phase 1

Hull Design

Weights Engineering Development

Phase 2

Performance Analysis

Optimised Performance through Mathematical Modelling and Analysis

Phase 3

Structural Design

Composite Structural Design

Phase 4

Deck and Internal Systems

Design and Engineering

Phase 1 - Hull Design

Weights Engineering Development

The process of hull design begins with a detailed weight study, undertaken in parallel with the detailed design and systems development phases. This enables the development and assessment of variable load cases and floatation conditions.

Utilising the Siemens NX Parametric surfacing in our hull design process, we initially develop a Nurb Surface hull parent geometry with parametrically adaptable variables, this allows us to develop a range of subsidiary hull variants with systematic changes in form and hydrostatic properties enabling assessment under variable load cases of trim and stability.    

Phase 2 - Performance Analysis

Optimised Performance through Mathematical Modelling and Analysis

Performance assessment is then undertaken across variants with initial empirical resistance calculations. The result of this process is a fully refined hull design appendage package, ensuring confidence in the performance characteristics against the projects service criteria.

Hull forms are analysed using our in-house “FormFlow” performance analysis toolsets, including a 6 degree of freedom VPP. The material details are assessed and specified along with the construction details for the various aspects. We deliver general arrangement drawings of all the systems and structure details of the design, all of which follow the standard regulatory processes.

Performance assessment tools have been hugely invested in by BYRD.

Phase 3 - Structural Design

Composite Structural Design

Composite structural design is undertaken following the principles with motorboat scantling development to ISO standard for CE compliance and approached in conjunction with a notified body with classification under Lloyds SSC or DNV.

From the outset main structural element spacing and panel geometry are optimised to achieve a highly efficient lightweight and highly robust structure, tuned to the operational requirements of the yacht.

For this reason, structures are developed and fully 3D modelled including core offsets and laminate thicknesses in parallel with the production detailing, interior development, and systems development phases. Design development and iterations between these areas enables a coherent design output ensuring high confidence in the production phases. 

Phase 4 - Deck and Internal Systems

Design and Engineering

Engineering systems are tailored to each projects individual requirements and are defined, from the concepts service profile and where available, a detailed systems specification from drive, powering, fuel, freshwater, grey water, and black water systems, tankage through to ancillary systems.

Research and development is undertaken into emerging technologies within marine systems enabling capitalisation on areas of advancement including but not limited to hybrid and electrical drives, domestic power sand storage solutions.

Systems components are designed and positioned commensurately with the structural development process. Routing is fully developed in 3d including all fitting and fixtures between all componentry, inlet and hull skin fittings. This process developed in parallel with the structural engineering, interior development and naval architecture providing confidence in advance of the construction process.

Deliverables for Naval Architecture and Engineering

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