EBDG has developed a process to identify optimal operating trim for vessels within their operating range to maximize their fuel economy. Our engineers utilize advancements in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate a three-dimensional model of the vessel at each normal operating speed and draft. The results of our simulations reveal the vessel’s hull “resistance” and how it fluctuates in each operating scenario. Our engineers provide guidance on the optimal trim for each operating condition.
Trim optimization is one of the most simple and cost-effective ways for you to reduce your fuel bill and improve your impact on the environment.
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CFD results indicating resistance as the vessel moves through the water.