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HydroComp PropElements 2021 Update

HydroComp PropElements 2021 Update

New features for improved wake-adapted propeller design and analysis Development in 2021 for HydroComp PropElements offers new features across the range of applications. PropElements + FINE/Marine coupling User testing is underway for the new coupling of HydroComp...
Article: The New Wave of Surfing

Article: The New Wave of Surfing

A conversation with Pete Fagan of New Hampshire eFoil Surf’s up – even with no wind or waves. Thanks to Lift Foils’ portable and versatile invention, the eFoil, the next generation of surfers is emerging. To make his dream a reality, founder Nick Leason turned to the...

Lift Foils – Advanced eFoil Propeller and Shroud Design

  Lift Foils of Puerto Rico is considered the inventor of the “eFoil” propeller-driven hydrofoil board – an electric-powered futuristic personal watercraft (The Wall Street Journal, “Surfers Want to Transform Your Commute with Hydrofoils”). The board...
PropExpert 2021: Press Release

PropExpert 2021: Press Release

New Windows “visual styles” option and other technical updates Development in 2021 for HydroComp PropExpert offers new user experience and technical features. Enhanced GUI components During 2021 HydroComp has undertaken a significant in-house initiative to enhance...

Planing Craft in NavCad: Data, Settings, and Options

We all know about planing hull drag prediction and typical hull form parameters – such as deadrise, LCG, chine beam. But what about the longitudinal and transverse variation in deadrise? Or how catamaran forms affect planing predictions? What is the influence of...

Rudder Design: Practical and Analytical

We all know that rudders are a vital piece of our vessel’s operational equipment. But what determines the best type of rudder to use? How do we ensure that the rudder and propeller function well together? Can we use analytical tools to optimize a design? This...
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...