Education doesn’t end with the classroom.  We never stop learning.  Each day we absorb a new lesson from our peers, mentors, and the world around us.  Much of that information comes from industry experts in the form of short articles, videos, and tutorials.  You can find plenty of tutorials on MS office.  But the marine community is drastically under-represented here.  If you were to search for articles on how to use “hydrostatic software” or “what is a stability test”, you will find very little.  DMS answers these questions, and educates on questions you didn’t think to ask.

Do you have a suggestion for a subject to cover?  Some burning question you want to ask?  Contact us and ask your question.

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How to Hire a Consultant

You face a conundrum when hiring a marine consultant: how to select the right one? We typically hire consultants to add expertise that we need. But how do we evaluate a consultant when they are the experts? What questions do we ask? Where do we find marine consultants to select from?

I answer these questions in a video series: How to Hire a Marine Consultant. I take my experience from nearly a decade in the consulting industry and peel back the veil of marketing. I cover all the questions that you want to ask a marine consultant. Where you should look to find them. And much more. No commercials or favoritism. Just honest advise about to find the right marine consultant that fits your needs.

Naval ArchitectsProfessor

Did you think we were born knowing all the software, mathematics, and product information?  There is far too much for any one person to know.  Keeping on top of it can be a real challenge.  Enjoy the light version of naval architecture, with simple explanations of the subjects that matter for practical use.

GHS Tutorials

GHS stands for General HydroStatics.  It is a widely popular piece of software used for hydrostatic analysis in the marine community.  There are many things you can do with GHS; it evolved to become a combination of an analysis program and its own programming language, specific to hydrostatic analysis.  Examples include:

  • Draft and basic hydrostatic values (displacement, LCB, VCB, LCF, KMT, KML, etc.)
  • Intact stability analysis (rules implementation and evaluation)
  • Damage stability analysis (damage combinations)
  • Max VCG searches, for intact or damage stability
  • Floodable lengths
  • Many more