General framework of the activity
Numerical simulation is of major concern in industrial design and manufacturing processes, completing or replacing expensive, effort-prone and lengthy prototypes and field tests. The fluid mechanics laboratory of Ecole Centrale Nantes (ECN) has been developing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solvers of highest academic level for more than 30 years.
In 2007, Erwan Jacquin and the ECN created HydrOcean with the objective to industrialize and distribute software developed in research labs, and to transform academic leadership into industrial leadership. In order to reach this goal and sustain the significant investments and efforts, HydrOcean developed a profitable services business in the marine and offshore markets.
In 2015, Bureau Veritas Group acquired HydrOcean’s services business and integrated the business and its employees to their Marine & Offshore branch, in order to address international markets and finance research at ECN through an industrial Research Chair. In 2018, HydrOcean and Tecnitas merged into a single legal entity named Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, part of Bureau Veritas Group.
Nextflow Software spun off from the HydrOcean acquisition and was founded in 2015 by Erwan Jacquin and ECN as a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) startup, headquartered in Nantes, France.
Nextflow Software develops and sells advanced Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Nextflow Software is an independent Software Vendor (ISV) startup, that develops and sells advanced Computer-Aide Engineering (CAE) software in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
The company adresses engineering companies developing and manufacturing products and systems involving fluid flows, potentially with complex geometries and interactions with solids, in the field of automative, aeronautics, marine and many other industries.
Specific skills in the MRE field
Nextflow is developing an integrated workbench called Nextflow Studio offering a marine “specialization”.