HELYX-Marine is an extension module for HELYX developed by ENGYS in conjunction with Prof. Kevin Maki of the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the University of Michigan. The module incorporates a comprehensive set of CFD solvers and simulation tools to cover the main aspects of ship hydrodynamics and design optimisation of naval and maritime applications.
HELYX-Marine has been validated across various cases and has proven successful in both industrial and research projects, including the JoRes project which focuses on enhancing the accuracy and reliability of CFD software tools for full-scale ship hydrodynamics. To streamline the process, HELYX-Marine supports a set of automated workflows to facilitate the automatic creation of the computational grid and setup of the CFD model. They operate based on geometry and conditions, following best practices that have been validated and verified over a span of more than 10 years.