Navy Boat

Modelling & Simulation to Support UK Naval Ship Design & Aircraft Operations

The University of Liverpool has developed advanced modelling and flight simulation tools for the assessment of ship aerodynamics and its impact on pilot workload when flying aircraft to naval ships. The research has led to improved ship designs and to more effective at-sea flight trails, by improving operability, saving time and expensive resources. The research has also influenced government policy and practice through coordinating and disseminating research into maritime helicopter operations and ship design guidance for aircraft operations. MoD practice has also been influenced as evidenced by its application in the first ever simulated flight trials of an aircraft to a ship, involving both the air and ship’s crews. The impact extends to export activities (Hunter Class ship, Australia) and informing best practise in NATO working groups.


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