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Article – Progressive Pitch Propellers: Performance

The Leading Edge is a members-only publication from the National Marine Propeller Association. The NMPA is the largest professional society for propeller manufacturers, repair shops, and propulsion equipment vendors. HydroComp is proud to be a contributing member of...

HydroComp, Inc. Launches New Brand Identity

HydroComp, Inc. Launches New Brand Identity to Strengthen Significant Advances in Hydrodynamic Sustainability and Positioning HydroComp, Inc., a leading provider of hydrodynamic software and consulting services for marine professionals worldwide, is unveiling its new...

Article: Commercial Unmanned Maritime Systems: Present & Future

Autonomous and unmanned maritime systems are being used for a plethora of operations commercially. This month, Unmanned Systems takes a look at some of the companies creating these platforms and the technologies that power them and gets perspectives from industry...

Notes from the CAESES Users Meeting 2019

More than a hundred international engineers, naval architects, CFD specialists, and design experts met in Berlin in September for a conference focused on applications of CAESES, the popular CAD tool. HydroComp’s Don MacPherson reports on some of the talking points For...

Introduction to Thruster Design for Submersible Developers

Many companies involved in submersible vehicle development also look to equip the vehicle with a custom thruster. These companies typically have expertise in vehicle and drive design, but will not be experienced in propulsor design. Nor would they be expected to have...

Patrol Boat Waterjet Analysis

HydroComp was asked to review a 90 ft (27 m) patrol boat design for an engine manufacturer. Initial predictions by the boat designer indicated that the boat would not make the target speed, and they were asking the engine builder to suggest a higher powered engine...

MST – JetBoots

JetBoots are a personal propulsion system for divers from Mazin Submersible Technology, Inc. of Pasadena, California. MST contracted with HydroComp for the development of a new propulsor for their JetBoots version 4 to increase thrust and reduce motor demand.

eCycle, Inc. – Electric Outboard

When eCycle needed a propeller to complement their power delivery technology, they contacted HydroComp for the design of a high-efficiency counter-rotating propeller (CRP). Our consulting program for this project relied on our NavCad and PropCad commercial software tools, but also included proprietary CRP propeller sizing & analysis methods.

Bay Marine – Comprehensive Powering Analyses

Bay Marine of Barrington, Rhode Island has been a HydroComp client for many years. We have provided a variety of powering analysis services to Bay Marine for their work boats, fishing boats, passenger ferries, and research vessels – including a new vessel for the University of Delaware and a 130′ double-ended ferry