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NavCad 2021: Press Release

NavCad 2021: Press Release

New features for improved Vessel-Propulsor-Drive system simulation Development in 2021 for HydroComp NavCad offers new features across the range of applications. Towed barge prediction One of the more component-intensive applications for NavCad is a towed barge being...
PropCad 2021: Press Release

PropCad 2021: Press Release

New utilities for blade trimming and washback. HydroComp PropCad 2021 is the most powerful version of PropCad to date. PropCad has always been the go-to tool for designing marine propellers, 2D drawings, and 3D CAD models – but new features expand PropCad’s role into...
Work-from-Home Webinar Series

Work-from-Home Webinar Series

 HydroComp is hosting weekly webinars to help our customers get the most out of their work from home experiences! View our recent webinars here!   After-market Modification of Propellers to Achieve Performance Objectives Propeller hydrodynamics can be...
Article: Fifty Years of Computers for Propeller Design

Article: Fifty Years of Computers for Propeller Design

By Don MacPherson, HydroComp When asked to reflect on the use of computers for propeller design over the last fifty years, my first reaction was to think about my own history with computers. I painted houses one summer in the mid-1970’s to buy a TRS-80 that I took...

Hull-Propeller Interaction – Part 1: Wake Fields

This two part series on Hull-Propeller Interaction complements our previous webinar on propeller-radiated noise with a focus on Wake Fields (Part 1) and Propeller Performance (Part 2). We discuss in Part 1 how velocities into the propeller are affected by the hull...

Surface-Piercing Propellers: Geometric Modeling with PropCad

Surface-piercing propellers (SPPs) have a very specific blade form, with cleaver shaped outlines, high pitch-to-diameter ratios, and carefully crafted wedge-shaped sections. As a result, successful surface-piercing propellers require the use of unique design elements....