Wärtsilä OPTI Design
To achieve a perfect match between the propeller, engine and hull, the design has to be absolutely right. The Wärtsilä OPTI Design is the result of highly experienced design engineers having access to the very latest and most sophisticated software and analysis tools. Wärtsilä’s OPTI Design methodology is used to improve product performance in a way that was not earlier possible with conventional design methods.
CFD calculations analyse not only the propeller performance, but most importantly also, the interaction between the propeller and hull. By utilising these numerical calculations of the flow to determine the effects of interaction between the propulsion unit and the vessel itself, the OPTI Design process delivers optimal efficiency. This in turn leads to reduced fuel consumption, fewer exhaust emissions, and lower operating costs. It is a customer-oriented process that involves close cooperation with the ship designer and vessel owner.
The OPTI Design technology enables Wärtsilä to deliver products that create the maximum possible benefit for the ship owner. At the same time, it reduces the risk of defects and costs related to imperfections, while shortening the entire design process. OPTI Design is an integral element of Wärtsilä’s integrated design philosophy.