INC. RELEASES NAVCAD ver. 3.7
HydroComp Inc., of
Durham, NH USA, is pleased to announce the release of NavCad
3.7. NavCad is a naval architect's tool offering an integrated platform
to predict resistance and power, and to determine optimum propeller
parameters. The two most valuable additions to this initial release
of version 3.7 include: new prediction methods and optimum trim
A number of new resistance prediction methods have been added for
semi-displacement hulls. These include VTT Round Bilge, VTT Hard
Chine, the U.S. Navy CRTS method and Jin-1988. (More new methods
are under development, and some of the existing semi-displacement
prediction methods have been improved through our usual on-going
validation process.) A shallow water added drag method for fast
monohulls has also been developed.
Optimum trim analysis (similar in operation to NavCad's Minimum
Drag Analysis) allows a user to identify the vessel trim which has
the minimum drag. User entry of LCF and GML insure the proper calculation
of the LCG shift and transom immersion.
On-going developments for the coming months will strengthen the
use of NavCad for ship design and operation. Upcoming features
will include a conceptual bulb designer to help identify basic geometric
parameters of a bulbous bow during the early design stages, and
a voyage analysis spreadsheet to help plan route options and review
designs over an entire operating profile.
HydroComp, Inc. provides software products and consultancy services
for the performance analysis and design of marine vehicles to industry,
research and government clients. Currently over 330 marine professionals
in 34 countries worldwide are using HydroComp software.
For more information, please contact :
Tel +33 (0)4 92 91 13 24
Fax +33 (0)4 92 91 13 38