Please join us for a one-day NavCad Training Course!

Instructor: Donald MacPherson, Technical Director HydroComp
Schedule: Location to be determined,
Time to be determined.

HydroComp is conducting a one-day training course for active users of NavCad┬«, HydroComp’s software for ship resistance and propulsion. We can accommodate only a limited number of participants for this class, so registering early is highly encouraged.

The focus of the course will be to introduce and review “best practices” for experienced, new, and potential users of NavCad. It is the ideal venue to quickly raise the level of your professional skills, and exploit the full capability and strength of the newest features and modules in NavCad. We will also briefly introduce the new Premium edition of NavCad which features wave drag, operating modes analysis, and scripting.

What is the curriculum for the course?

The curriculum is comprehensive, but notable topics will include:

  • Relating performance prediction methodologies to physical performance models
  • Introduction to contemporary viscous expansion techniques
  • Use of the Method Expert for successful prediction method selection
  • Using Aligned Prediction with model tests or sea trials
  • Correctly defining propeller characteristics
  • Overview of the corrections for hull-propulsor interaction coefficients
  • Using Benchmark Vessels for graphical comparison
  • Confirming prediction results using resistance, power, and propulsor efficiency Confidence Plots
  • Premium edition modules for wave drag, ship duty cycle analysis, and scripting

About the trainer

The NavCad “Best Practices” Training Course is conducted by Donald MacPherson, HydroComp’s Technical Director with support from other HydroComp staff. A frequent speaker to conferences, technical societies and trade groups, Mr. MacPherson is a graduate of Webb Institute and author of many noted journal articles and technical papers on ship propulsion and propeller performance. He is also the Instructor of Naval Architecture in the Ocean Engineering Department of the University of New Hampshire.

Frequently asked questions:

Who should attend the Training Course?

This course is suitable for both new and experienced NavCad users, as well as potential users considering the acquisition of NavCad. Users that are considering an upgrade to the newest version or the Premium edition are particularly encouraged to attend.

Do I need a NavCad license to attend?

The “Best Practices” Course will include interactive case studies using the latest version of NavCad. Participants with a current NavCad license are encouraged to bring a laptop (and security key) with NavCad installed. Otherwise, download and installation of the NavCad Demo is suitable for use in the course.

What course materials are provided?

Participants will receive a course workbook.

How do I register?

There are currently no seminars available for registration. Please contact HydroComp here to request the latest training schedule or to schedule a training seminar.

For more information, please contact

HydroComp, Inc.
Tel: (603)868-3344