Software platform for hydrostatics and hydrodynamics performances estimation in early ship design
Starting with early ship design stage, the hydrostatics and hydrodynamics performance estimation of the ship is an important issue. As a consequence, the PHP (Preliminary Hydrodynamics Performance) software platform was developed in the Research Centre of the Naval Architecture Faculty in “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, in order to obtain the preliminary evaluation of the ship resistance and powering performances, based on the main dimensions and fineness coefficients. Also, the practical estimation of the ship weight and initial transverse stability can be realised by using PHP software platform. A synthetical description of the theoretical aspects and software modules is presented in this paper. This software platform is used at the Naval Architecture Faculty, for didactical applications or research activities dedicated to the initial ship design stage
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