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OpenHydro: Structural Design of Tidal Turbines using ANSYS Workbench

OpenHydro is a Naval Energies company specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of marine turbines generating renewable energy from tidal streams. 

The full suite of ANSYS tools are used throughout the design process. OpenHydro and CADFEM maintain a close partnership to exploit the full potential of ANSYS and engineering simulation to achieve best designs within tight deadlines.

Images Courtesy of Openhydro Group Ltd  

We had the pleasure to welcome Matt Morhan, Mechanical Design Engineer of OpenHydro, to the 4th CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference in Dublin. You can view Matt’s presentation via our Conference page…

Full Turbine – Load Transfers

Full Turbine – Modal Analysis

OpenHydro are unique in offering customers a full turn-key tidal farm service, including supply of Open-Centre Turbines, installation using patented barge deployment system, grid connection and maintenance.

The company’s vision is to be the global leader in delivering profitable tidal energy, silently, invisibly and with minimal impact on the environment.

Use of ANSYS CFX to derive drag coefficients


ANSYS Seminar & Workshop: Engineering Simulation Test-Drives, 6th December, Guildford

ANSYS and CADFEM are very pleased to invite you to the:

ANSYS Seminar & Workshop: Engineering Simulation Test-Drives on 6th December, 9:30-13:30 GMT at the Holiday Inn Guildford.

ANSYS UK, our partner, is hosting this special event for simulation.
Simulation experts from ANSYS will be on-site to discuss your applications with you.  We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you!

Please check the Agenda and register via this link:

Overview: The program will start with a short presentation of the capabilities of the ANSYS simulation tools followed by an optional hands-on session using ANSYS software.

Attendees wishing to take a “test-drive” will, with the assistance of ANSYS technical staff, be guided through their choice of simulation tutorials selecting from:

  • Stress/Thermal FEA
  • CFD for fluid flow and heat transfer
  • Electromagnetics
  • Fluid Structural Interaction

    If you would like to fix an appointment in advance, please contact us

All New CADFEM ANSYS Training Offerings

Training is a core part of our business

CADFEM’s motto is “Simulation is more than Software” and training in the use of simulation is a core part of our business. We are pleased to offer you training courses in our Dublin and London Offices.

In October 2017 we are launching the new CADFEM ANSYS Training offerings with the most important courses. The exciting feature of these courses is their focus on the application of engineering using the ANSYS suite of products rather than just the process of using the software.

First Courses scheduled:
Structural Mechanics Simulation with ANSYS Mechanical
Contact Modelling with ANSYS Mechanical
ANSYS AIM: Product Simulation for Every Engineer

Our training program covers a broad spectrum of simulation topics. Each course is highly practical oriented to enable you to apply your newly acquired knowledge immediately in your day-to-day tasks. Our courses aim to add sustainable success to your engineering work for the longterm. The comprehensive knowledge you acquire will support and guide you through the different challenges you may encounter. Each course will offer you the opportunity to discuss with our highly experienced training instructors and the other attendees in a small efficient group. You will apply everything you have learned immediately on the PC in different practical examples.

Our training concept will provide you with considerable additional value for your daily simulation and engineering work. During the 1-4 day training courses you will focus on new topics and apply your know-how to solve different problems – always with our guidance and personal advice.

And very importantly: lively and exciting discussions in the group will inspire you with new ideas and approaches for your work!

For more details and to discuss your specific requirements, please contact our Training Instructors,

For training in Dublin:
Dr Paul Fanning,,
Adrian Dunne,

For training in London:
Luigi Cordani,

We offer 3 of the most important courses in 2017. In early 2018, we will be adding 8 new courses, and over time the full choice of over 50 courses which have been designed and developed by CADFEM over decades.

Please check our growing Training Schedule to which we are adding new Courses regularly:


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