A French company claims the vessel is able to accurately predict the "aerodynamic behaviour" of complex shapes, in both steady and unsteady conditions.
A picture taken in La Rochelle southwestern France shows an employee of Aerodynamic Vessels company at work during the building of a new transportation vessel.
The company claims the vessel uses aerodynamics to improve energy efficiency. The vessel was developed by naval architects and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) specialists.
The vessel has a "revolutionary shape" which is able to safely transfer ships weight from water to air.
The company claims the required propulsive power depends mostly on the weight carried by the water, pointing to the fact that reducing weight is the key to greater efficiency.
Using state of the art numerical simulations, the vessel is able toaccurately predict the aerodynamic behaviour of complexshapes, in both steady and unsteady conditions, the company says.