The structure of advanced hull forms (such as catamarans and trimarans) is subject to loads that are not seen in conventional hull forms and require a unique blend of skills, including:

  • Hydrodynamic Analysis

    • Model test data interpretation

    • Non-linear time-domain hydrodynamic analysis

    • Whipping analysis

    • Tracking and analyzing accelerations and hull forces and moments

  • Maximizing Load Parameters

    • Vertical shear and bending (torsion)

    • Transverse shear and bending (squeezing)

    • Prying moments

    • Wetdeck immersion

  • Assessment of stiffened plate yielding and buckling 

  • Optimization of scantlings