Improve Engineering Value

Improve Engineering Value

We all want to feel good about paying for engineering analysis. Sometimes the best answer drives us to maximize value, rather than minimize cost. In those cases, you do better to go beyond basic safety and search for enhancements. Today we discuss four engineering tasks where you can maximize your value. Extract every last drop of knowledge from your engineering project.

Stability Fails at Seakeeping

Stability Fails at Seakeeping

Stability and seakeeping are frequently misunderstood. To understand the limits of these sciences, we must unveil the motivation behind their development. How to guarantee ship safety on an uncertain ocean?

Video: Selecting the Right Hullform

Video: Selecting the Right Hullform

Monohull, catamaran, trimaran . . . so many choices. Which hullform to pick? Can we draw upon any science to guide our choices, or we beg Lady Luck to guide us? This article provides a rational and design map for selecting hullforms applicable to any type of mission. This organized approach allows us to see past the limitations of historic examples and consider new alternatives.

GHS Tutorials: Macros and Scripting

GHS Tutorials: Macros and Scripting

GHS is nothing without macros.  They expand GHS into a repeatable and adaptable programming language.  They make all the frustration worth the effort.  The GHS user that masters macros can harness the full power of computer automation for stability and hydrostatics....
Do We Have a Problem: Testing for List and Angle of Loll

Do We Have a Problem: Testing for List and Angle of Loll

1.0 Introduction NEVER WASTE MONEY ON SPECIALISTS!  I hate wasting money on professionals when it’s a simple fix I can do myself.  The same is true for ship owners.  A ship owner always prefers to fix issues using their own crew, rather than call a consultant.  But...
Angle of Loll: Hidden Dangers to Stability

Angle of Loll: Hidden Dangers to Stability

1.0 Introduction PANIC!  Well, at least severe concern.  That should be your reaction if your ship developed a permanent list, and you eliminated the possibility of any extra weights.  The only other possibility is an angle of loll.  Angle of loll shines like a bright...