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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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Practical Stability Test: Naval Architect’s Guide

Every naval architect learns the theory of how to perform a stability test. But a well executed stability test employs very little theory, and a great deal of practical experience. This guide imparts some of that hard earned experience to make your next stability test go well.

Stability Test Theory

What science could possibly link moving a few weights on deck with calculating the light ship weight? Armed with knowledge, we carefully exploit physics to achieve high quality science without the fancy equipment. Today I explain some of the theory behind the stability test.

Practical Stability Test: Chief Engineer’s Guide

A stability test requires extensive work to prepare the vessel. Where do you go to find that work list? This guide should give you some advanced warning of what to expect. It covers all the practical matters for a Chief Engineer to prepare for their next stability test.

Practical Stability Test: Master’s Guide

Smooth stability tests require planning, and practicality. As the vessel Master, you want to prepare for this thing that completely disrupts vessel operations. But you are a busy person, and engineers are very long winded. Instead, this guide provides a brief overview, focusing on the major elements that concern you with a stability test.

Practical Stability Test: Owner’s Guide

What are the practical steps necessary to execute a stability test? How to avoid the pitfalls? Who do you call to arrange everything? This guide gives advice to the vessel owner on how to prepare for a stability test, from start to finish. Instead of theory, we focus on the logistics and coordination.

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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