The following HydroComp technical articles have appeared in academic and industry publications.

  • MacPherson, D. and Harries, S., Broenstrup, S., and Dudka, J., “Real Cost Savings for a Waterjet-driven Patrol Craft Design Using a CAESES-NavCad Coupled Solution”, Proceedings COMPIT 2016, Lecce, Italy, May 9-11 2016. [PDF]
  • Harries, S., MacPherson, D., and Edmonds. A., “Speed-Power Optimized AUV Design by Coupling CAESES and NavCad”, Proceedings COMPIT 2015, Ulrichshusen, Germany, May 11-13 2015. [PDF]
  • MacPherson, D. and Boyd, E., “Understanding and Optimizing Vessel Propulsive Power and Fuel Use Using Duty Cycle Analysis Computations”, Proceedings SNAME Maritime Convention, Houston, October 2014. [PDF]
  • Boyd, E. and MacPherson, D., “Using Detailed Vessel Operating Data to Identify Energy-Saving Strategies”, ITS 2014, Proceedings 23rd International Tug, Salvage and OSV Convention, Hamburg, 2014. [PDF]
  • MacPherson, D., “Is blade reduction effective for slow steaming?” Marine Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery, February / March 2012
  • MacPherson, D., Ehrenskjold, S, and Segil, B., “Sizing and Analysis of Folding Propellers for Auxiliary-Powered Sailboats” Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, March 2011
  • MacPherson, D., “Meeting the Hydrodynamicist Needs”, The Naval Architect, January 2010
  • MacPherson, D., “Hull Form Hydrodynamics: A Practical Primer”, International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), October 2007
  • MacPherson, D., Puleo, V.R, and Packard, M.B., “Estimation of Entrained Water Added Mass Properties for Vibration Analysis”, SNAME New England Section, Jun 2007 [PDF]
  • MacPherson, D., “Reliable Speed Prediction: Propulsion Analysis and a Calculation Example”, International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), 2004 [PDF]
  • MacPherson, D., “Sea Trial Analysis: The Value in the Data”, International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), 2003 [PDF]
  • MacPherson, D., “Case Study: Application of NavCad to the Design and Optimization of a Waterjet-Driven Patrol Boat”, HydroComp Report, Nov 2002 [PDF]
  • MacPherson, D., “Special Performance Considerations for Boats with Electronic Control Engines”, International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), 2001 [PDF]
  • HydroComp, Commercial Propeller Specifications, compiled 2001 [PDF]
  • MacPherson, D., “Selection of Commercial Waterjets: New Performance Coefficients Point the Way”, SNAME New England Section, Feb 2000 [PDF]
  • MacPherson, D., “The Implications of Adaptive Speed Management (ASM) for Fast Ferries”, 15th Fast Ferry International Conference, Boston, 1999 [PDF]
  • MacPherson, D., “Small Propeller Cup: A Proposed Geometry Standard and a New Performance Model”, SNAME Propellers/Shafting ’97 Symposium, 1997 [PDF]
  • MacPherson, D., “Ten Commandments of Reliable Speed Prediction”, Small Craft Symposium, Univ. of Michigan, May 15-17, 1996 [PDF]