Top new features added in version year

The following is a summary of significant features added to HydroComp NavCad during the referenced version year. Items indicated with asterisks (***) are considered critical major features.

2017
• Support for dual-fuel (MGO, MDO, HFO, LNG) [Premium] ***
• Prediction of CO2 greenhouse gas [Premium] ***
• Updated Operating Modes analysis for dual-fuel and CO2 [Premium] ***
• Improved hull-propulsor prediction for submarine and SWATH
• Calculation of mass fuel rate
• Engine fuel definition by BSFC and/or BSEC

2016
• New prediction for high P/D Gawn AEW and Kaplan Kc 37 propellers ***
• New MAU-type propeller series ***
• Extended Savitsky method for slender hard-chine planing catamarans ***
• Updated submarine and SWATH predictions (especially for high-speed application)
• Improved confidence plots, data and calculation error messaging, catamaran prediction metrics, propeller sizing

2015
• Introduction of NavCad Premium Edition (with operating modes analysis, scripting and batch processing, wave-theory resistance prediction based on immersed volume, and floating network licensing) ***
• New wind resistance methods ***
• New planing catamaran interference model

2014
• New prediction module for box barge resistance ***
• Added “towed” object resistance option ***
• New prediction model for barge train resistance
• New supplemental calculation for prediction of planing heave, pitch, acceleration
• Added support for compound reduction gears and load-dependent efficiency correction
• Improved cycloidal propeller calculations
• New prediction of planing hull rise of CG

2013
• Improved prediction of wake fraction for planing craft ***
• New prediction module for submarine/SWATH
• Improved definition of propeller cup
• New hull-propulsor correction for tunnel stern (propeller pocket)
• Improved CPP solution for variable RPM (maximum propeller efficiency)

2012
• New theme-based resizable display and improved graphing ***
• Updated Fridsma added resistance in seas prediction

2011
• New prediction for Kaplan 19A 5-bladed propellers ***
• Improved waterjet solution calculation

2010
• Improved graphical reporting and interface process
• New plotting options for results

2009
• Employing integrated report with PDF, CSV, and RTF options ***
• New hydroacoustic analysis tool ***
• Added calculation of engine load and associated metrics
• Updated propulsion system analysis solution for heavily-loaded propellers
• Additional cavitating prediction and reporting
• New propeller CAD shape export (to improve aesthetic quality of 3D hull models)

2008
• Updated CT-based prediction to conform with ITTC recommendations ***
• Added supplemental viscous resistance properties
• Added to hull form data specification for stern shape
• New task list to create and track project tasks

2007
• Improved waterjet analysis ***
• Added cavitation breakdown indication ***
• Improved propeller sizing process
• New tools for synchronous pitching, sinkage and trim