Hydrostatics modeling is the first step in any stability analysis. We construct a model of the vessel that includes all relevant details for a stability analysis:
- Hull surface
- All tank definitions
- Locations of all downflooding points
- Sounding tubes for tanks
- Section modulus definition along hull length
- Loading conditions
- Draft mark offsets
If the model gets used in a damage stability analysis, we add further details:
- Internal compartmentation
- Cross flooding links
- Margin line definition
- Bulkhead locations (for floodable length analysis)
- Damage conditions
Just the stability model can answer many key questions regarding vessel floatation.
- Hydrostatic properties
- Tank capacities
- Tank sounding tables
- Floodable length curve
- Longitudinal strength comparison
At DMS, we use the Maxsurf set of stability products. These products can import GHS and Rhino models. Plus they bring several other advantages.
- Visual output to show the exact vessel state
- Direct program output into MS Word: less time formatting reports
- Automatic generation of lines plan from hull model
- Automatic generation of Rhino geometry file from hull model
- Many more. . .
Efficient hull modeling makes for efficient engineering.
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