LEAP and ANSYS congratulates Emirates Team New Zealand for their remarkable victory in the 2017 America’s Cup.
As their 2017 Official Supplier of Aerodynamic CFD software, Finite Element Analysis software and their Multiphysics analysis platform, LEAP and ANSYS are incredibly proud of their long-standing affiliation with Emirates Team New Zealand – which has now lasted over 20 years (since Team New Zealand’s original 1995 victory and 2000 successful defence).
As advocates of a culture of perpetual innovation through digital prototyping, epitomised here by the tireless engineering team at Emirates Team New Zealand, the whole LEAP and ANSYS team commend them on this remarkable achievement – achieved notably against the odds and with a lower budget than many rivals.
“We thought outside of the square and we did it our way. After San Francisco we knew we couldn’t out-spend other teams here so we had to out-think everyone. This time round we had no restrictions on design. We just wanted to see what we could come up with and we have achieved some truly amazing things that have been revolutionary in this sport…. we had to invest in technology and the people that provide it.”
Grant Dalton, CEO, Emirates Team New Zealand
“Using ANSYS fluid–structure (FSI) multiphysics and composites simulation, ETNZ is able to virtually test hundreds of variations early in the process to find the optimal design before performing any physical testing.”
Steve Collie, Aerodynamics Engineer, Emirates Team New Zealand
“ANSYS provided an edge over our competitors by helping us change the game of traditional sailing. We replaced sails with wings and implemented a revolutionary cycling system to harness maximum hydrodynamic and aerodynamic momentum. Every aspect of the boat was tested through simulation. A cornerstone of our design process, ANSYS’ simulation tools delivered valuable productivity gains that ultimately led to a faster, more competitive craft.”
Nick Hutchins, CFD Engineer, Emirates Team New Zealand