propulsion. All hydrodynamic performance need to be considered so as to optimise trade-offs between resistance.Novel ship concepts. and shipowner's demand for low operational costs require that a ship's hydrodynamic performance be studied and optimised at the highest level of sophistication. . Fluid flow predictions for ships and marine structures are complex and challenging. CFD tools relying on potential flow methods as well as more complex and resource intensive RANSE methods are being used for hydrodynamic optimisation. a high level of knowledge of the tool is essential. increasing size and speed. sea keeping and manoeuvring. which has been proved to reduce optimisation costs considerably and improve the accuracy of solution immensely. To perform such optimisations using CFD. Up till now model testing prevail which is often prohibitively expensive in terms of time and budget and hence only a very few hull modifications can be explored to arrive at the best possible solution. Lately.

CIFT in association with Flowtech International AB is conducting a SHIPFLOW training programme in India which opens up a great opportunity to all those who are engaged in ship design and research to familiarise and get hands-on-experience on the world's best CFD tool for the marine industry. SHIPFLOW codes are continuously improved based on research and industry feedback. The Central institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT). We invite all those interested to set aside the dates April15-18 to make use of this rare opportunity at a very nominal cost . There are only a few installations in India at present and is growing.The SHIPFLOW CFD codes by Flowtech has been developed specially for ships and has proven its effectiveness for many projects through the years. Kochi. Kerala has successfully put SHIPFLOW for optimising fishing vessel designs where model testing is prohibitively expensive due the enormity of design variations.

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This is demonstrated in an example of shape optimisation Each user needs to bring one computer for running SHIPFLOW. Smaller laptop will also work for most of the exercises. It provides the participants with the basic knowledge required to use the software on their own. The first application will be on the selfpropulsion simulation capability in SHIPFLOW.The three first days of the training gives a good overview of the complete SHIPFLOW Design Package. it is also a suitable course for current users who wants to learn more about the latest developments or just refresh their knowledge The fourth day is devoted to more advanced applications with SHIPFLOW. Although the training is aimed for at new users of SHIPFLOW. A Laptop with 64-bit operating system (Windows or Linux) and 4 GB of RAM memory is recommended. Flowtech will provide the necessary software and licenses CERTIFICATE WILL BE ISSUED ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE . This part of the training will also make use of the unique features available when using the Friendship Framework and SHIPFLOW jointly.

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITED. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for their stay and transportation to and from the course venue. FOR REGISTRATION CONTACT M. Kochi. However. A few participants could also be accommodated in CIFT guest house/other guest houses based on availability. 50% discount is available for students.com or SMS +91-9446091515 BROCHURE DESIGN : CIFT .se INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS MAY IMMEDIATELY SEND THEIR NAME & ADDRESS TO nasser.000/. Students can be accommodated in training hostel at very reasonable rates based on availability.Leif Broberg FLOWTECH International AB. Kerala.A nominal fee of Rs. Kerala Mob# +91-9446091515 nasser. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.Nasser Principal scientist (Naval Architect) Central Institute of Fisheries Technology Kochi. tea/coffee breaks and lunches. if bonafide student certificate is produced.cift@gmail.per participant will be charged which include the course documentation. Sweden broberg@flowtech. Course will be conducted at CIFT. if requested in advance.com Dr . if booked sufficiently early.cift@gmail. assistance for arranging accommodation in hotels will be provided on specific request from participants. 10.

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