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Article: Ship design with a porpoise in mind

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Underwater Radiated Noise “Our industry needs prediction methods that are functional and comprehensive, yet accessible to engineers and naval architects without the support of specialists.” It should come as no surprise that owners and operators are under growing pressure to … More »


Article – Application of CAESES and NavCad for optimization of ship hulls

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HydroComp and FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS have recently presented a ship and boat hull design workflow that includes their tools NavCad and CAESES, respectively. The advantage of this workflow lies in the ability to rapidly optimize the geometrical properties of the vessel … More »


Events during NAVALIA 2018

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Join HydroComp, Inc. in Vigo, Spain As you make plans for the 2018 trade show season, know that HydroComp will have a strong presence during NAVALIA. In cooperation with our colleagues from VICUSdt, HydroComp will participate in three presentations during … More »


Article – System analysis for design-side innovation to reduce a ship’s carbon footprint

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HydroComp’s technical director Don MacPherson explains the steps involved in the hullform optimisation for a LNG-fuelled Ro-pax project that forms part of the EU-backed Poseidon Med II initiative It is fair to say that the production of greenhouse gases, particularly … More »


HydroComp Presents at SNAME: Hampton Roads Section

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Don MacPherson presented – Application of lower-order tools for rapid design space optimization as a preparatory step for CFD studies SNAME: Hampton Roads Section Hampton, Virginia Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 Ship design is an “evolutionary” process, with each variant reflecting … More »


Design-side Innovation to Minimize the Environmental Footprint of Ro/Pax Ferry

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Recent presentation at the RINA “Power and Propulsion Alternatives for Ships” conference Donald MacPherson, Technical Director of HydroComp, Inc. Durham, NH USA, in cooperation with Greek partners NAP Engineering, HeLeNGi Engineering, and Blue Star Ferries, recently presented the design of … More »


HydroComp attendance at Marintec China

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Attending in partnership with Nanjing Tianfu Software, NJTF HydroComp, Inc. will be in Shanghai 5-6 December for MARINTEC CHINA 2017 – the all China Maritime Conference and Exhibition. We are delighted to once again be in Asia to meet customers … More »


Article – The need for (understanding) speed

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To what level of detail should naval architects be evaluating propeller performance? Donald MacPherson, Technical Director of HydroComp Inc, puts the case for more active engagement In the design of many vessels, naval architects are selling speed. Or so one … More »


HydroComp attendance at Europort

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Presenting at RINA: Power & Propulsion Alternatives for Ships HydroComp, Inc. will be in Rotterdam, Netherlands in November for EUROPORT 2017 – the international maritime meeting place for innovative technology and complex shipbuilding. We are excited to once again be … More »


New Major Features Added to PropElements

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Detail Propeller Design and Analysis for Naval Architects HydroComp, Inc. of Durham, NH USA has implemented significant new features to HydroComp PropElements 2017 – the propeller “design for performance” code. While built upon the same analytical code-base as an earlier … More »


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