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Further Than We’ve Ever Gone

HydroComp, Inc. takes a “Deep Dive” with Andrew Bazeley of Tecnadyne. Tecnadyne’s first interaction with HydroComp was as a consulting client for the development of new propeller and nozzle designs as updates within their thruster product line. Some years later, they...

HydroComp NavCad’s New Interface With Orca3D!

HydroComp, Inc. (Durham NH) and Orca3D LLC (Annapolis MD) are pleased to announce a new naval architectural tool-chain connection between Orca3D (a Rhino3D plug-in for naval architectural design) and NavCad(R) (HydroComp’s “gold standard” tool for hydrodynamic and...

HydroComp NavCad 2019 Released

New features for improved workflow and prediction fidelity. Development in 2019 for HydroComp NavCad is focusing on increasing user efficiency and even greater improvements in prediction fidelity. High-performance propellers Two new features for high-performance...

Sailing to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Propeller noise is a rapidly expanding area of research, but what are the underlying principles? HydroComp’s Don MacPherson gives a primer Figure 1: Propeller wake field. Boundary layer thickness will increase with distance from the bow. Late November is a cold time...

HydroComp PropCad® 2019 Released

New features greatly improve process workflow for propeller designers… HydroComp PropCad 2019 includes several new exciting additions to make PropCad more effective and easier to use – whether you’re extracting design data from full 3D CAD files or you’re inputting...

Making Speed: A Conversation with Ship Designer Incat Crowther

The bright red monohull crewboat slices through crystal clear waters in Singapore, its design elegant and sophisticated. Summit PSA 5 is 25 meters long, with a 16,000-liter tank capacity… and two fixed pitch propellers. Anyone can recognize the grace with which the...