AVEVA Hull Initial Design

Rapidly define initial ship geometry in 3D, perform naval architectural, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis with a comprehensive suite of advanced software applications and products.
Use AVEVA Initial Design Geometry for hull form creation in preliminary design, or for full production fairing.
  • Create virtually any form of marine vehicle, including multi-hulls, chined and asymmetrical hulls.
  • The hull form is initially represented as a loosely-connected mesh of curves that are used to semi-automatically create a surface.
  • Advanced mathematical techniques are incorporated for automatic curve fairing and surface smoothing.
  • The quality of the surface can be assessed using isophotes to visualize fairness and continuity.
  • Quick definition of transverse and longitudinal bulkheads, decks, compartments and superstructure.
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Assess Naval architectural routines using AVEVA Initial Design Hydrostatics.
  • Hydrostatics, cross curves, sectional area curves and deadweight scale.
  • Continuous flooding simulation. Loading conditions with stability and longitudinal strength.
  • Tonnage measurement, freeboard, floodable length and equipment number.
  • Static and dynamic launching calculations and Inclining experiment analysis.
  • Particularly sophisticated routines are included for damage stability assessment and comprehensive graphical and tabular output is available throughout.
Predict the performance of vessels using AVEVA Initial Design Hydrodynamics.
  • Powering - Propeller optimization, Ship powering characteristics, Use of resistance ratios from model tests.
  • Seakeeping - Sectional hydrodynamic coefficients. Regular wave responses (RAO's), Short-term, irregular vessel responses (RMS's) and Long-term seakeeping performance predictions.
  • Manoeuvring -  Crash stop calculation, Zig-zag manoeuvre, Turning manoeuvre, Reverse spiral calculation.
  • Dynamic Positioning - Thruster requirements for a given environment, Environmental Regularity Number (ERN) calculation.
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AVEVA Initial Design is best used as the front end of the complete, integrated AVEVA Marine solution, but it can also be used on its own for conceptual design.
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