VIRTUE is an EU initiative of leading marine CFD Centres to create a virtual basin by improving available CFD tools and integrating them in a comprehensive simulation environment of ship behaviour at sea. It will complement model testing in real basins in the provision of hydrodynamic services.

The combination of leading edge CFD tools, formally integrated based on successfully proven approaches, and world leading test tanks will allow the EU marine industry to address hydrodynamic problems cost-effectively and open a route to full multi criteria hydrodynamic optimisation of ships.

An Integrated Project (IP) funded under the umbrella of the European Union’s 6th Framework Programme.