Cardinal Engineering – Numerical Modeling

Capabilities include:

  • Cost and Performance modeling
  • Physical Modeling
  • Technical design
  • Composite blade design
  • Composite structure (non-blade) design and testing
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling
  • Control Systems engineering support
  • Extreme event modeling
  • Finite element analysis (FEA) modeling
  • Fluid-structure interaction modeling
  • IEC technical specification design
  • Mooring dynamics simulation
  • Risk management plan development
  • Risk reduction planning
  • Smooth particle hydrodynamics
  • High-fidelity CFD




Cardinal Engineering currently provide support in conducting structural analyses, evaluating designs, establishing design criteria, and serving as subject matter experts (SMEs) in marine vehicle structures, hydrodynamics, electronics and power/energy systems to varied customers, including the marine energy developers, the U.S. Navy, commercial shipyards, and maritime vendors.

Our engineers have specialized skills in every discipline required to ensure comprehensive support to marine energy conversion device developers, including innovative electromechanical system technology concept formulation carried through to commercialization, electrical generation, power conditioning and distribution, hydrodynamic design and analysis, structural design for complex ocean environmental loads, systems survivability to withstand extreme loads, and risk assessment and mitigation.

Cardinal relies on decades of experience using a broad range of commercial and open source software to conduct structural finite element analyses (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses for a diverse spectrum of customers with differing requirements. Our engineers have conducted cross-disciplinary design analyses for multiple generations of wave energy converters (WECs) and hold a full suite of computational analysis tools that have been developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), other Federal agencies, and national labs.

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Point of Contact:
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Additional information

Numerical Modeling & Analysis

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling, Control Systems, Extreme Event Modeling, Finite element analysis (FEA) modeling, Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling, IEC Technical Specification Design, Mooring Simulation, Performance Modeling, Physical Modeling, Risk Planning, Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics