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Nick the Naval Architect

  • I focus exclusively on supporting existing vessels.
  • You make the decisions. I provide the science.
  • Don’t settle for the standard option.  Dream it, and I make it happen.  Custom solutions come standard.
  • Flexible. I fit under your organization.
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Ship Model Scaling

The physics of model scaling make it impossible to perfectly convert between model scale and ship scale. Learn how to get around the scaling correlation problem and convert from model scale to ship scale measurements.

Next Level Hydrodynamics

Time for an upgrade! Far beyond the single purpose testing facility, the modern towing tank expanded into a Swiss Army knife of experiments. Armed with new gadgets and advanced capabilities. Time to see what new tricks the tank holds for us!

The Ship Towing Tank

It may look like a swimming pool, but towing tanks exist for a different purpose. Dragging models down the tank propelled the science of ship design forward across the years. These pools deliver critical measurements for ship hydrodynamics. Discover why we pay such a high price for a fundamental tool of ship design.

Guts of CFD: Multiphase Modeling

In computational fluid dynamics (CFD), we often need to model scenarios that involve more than one fluid. Volume of fluid modeling (VOF) expands the capabilities of CFD to allow limitless combinations of different fluids. The world of VOF encompasses everything from droplets of diesel spraying in cylinder all the way up to tsunami waves crashing against the city of Tokyo. How does VOF achieve this, and what are the implications for CFD modeling?

Practical CFD Modeling: Mesh Deformation

Mesh deformation is incredibly frustrating, complicated, unstable . . . and unavoidable if you want to incorporate body motions into CFD. Modeling body motion demands mesh deformation, changing the mesh on the fly, while using it to solve transport equations. As you might expect, that brings a host of new challenges. This reviews several new strategies that the CFD engineers needs to consider.

Solutions

  • FEA
  • CFD
  • Fleet Analysis
  • Vessel Structures
  • Vessel Modifications
  • Vessel Stability
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Vessel Powering
  • Motion Control
  • Seakeeping
  • Technical Drawings
  • 3D Modeling
  • Vessel surveys

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