Boat Design Forums  |  Boat Design Directory  |  Boat Design Gallery  |  Boat Design Book Store  |  Thanks to Our Site Sponsors
Old 05-28-2012, 06:06 AM
hprajaya hprajaya is offline
Join Date: May 2012
Rep: 10 Posts: 2
Location: South East Asia
Autohydro - Intact Stability IMO MODU Criterion


I'm working in ship stability using Autohydro. In subject of Intact Stability implementing IMO MODU code, I have difficult to write my RUN file for Autohydro.
I've done in IMO General & IMO Wheater criterion n succes.
Can someone help me to write RUN file for IMO MODU code criterion??
Attachment file are the criteria. I need to to solve {Area (A+B)/Area (B+C)} >= 1.4


IMO MODU Code.doc
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 08:59 AM
Jort Jort is offline
Join Date: Sep 2012
Rep: 10 Posts: 2
Location: Rotterdam
IMO intact stability

Dear Hprjaya,

I have also recently started to use Autohydro. It is quite hard to get started. From the Autohydro helpdesk I got the following answer to a similar question when we were trying to calculate dropload criteria for a crane vessel:

I thought I would try sending the attached in case it makes any sense to you. This is for the DNV application of the loss of load. I noticed that the BV wants the angle between the second intercept and max roll angle to be > 20, while I think in the DNV rules it's 15. You'll see at the bottom of the file a check for 15 degrees.


1) In the you'll see two moments. Pay particular attention to the sign - one has to be positive and the other negative. The sign controls which way each load heels the vessel.
2) The eighth line in the macro is " `report off ". The little character in front, " ` ", is the 'comment out' character and means don't process this line. I've commented out this line in order for you to evaluate whether the results are correct. Once you are satisfied the macro works remove this " ` " character and that will avoid all that extra/confusing/useless information in the report.
3) You might notice there are two puzzling ra's, the second and third to last, I believe. Autohydro won't evaluate an area when there are only a few data points so to get around this for A1 I find the area from gz0 to 90 and then the area from 1st intercept to 90 and subtract one from the other to get the area from gz0 to 1st intercept.
4) I believe this macro works for both directions of heel, but...
5) There is no way to draw vertical lines on the plot or otherwise denote where 2nd intercept, gz0 and 1st intercept are other than by the note following the last righting arm.

I have attached the files that come with it.

Would you be able to share your IMO intact stability code run file with the limits with me?


Attached Files
File Type: txt CLL.RUN.txt (2.4 KB, 448 views)
File Type: txt Test Barge.GF.txt (7.3 KB, 352 views)
File Type: txt test.RUN.txt (305 Bytes, 381 views)
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 11:18 PM
hprajaya hprajaya is offline
Join Date: May 2012
Rep: 10 Posts: 2
Location: South East Asia
Hi Jort,

Below are text for IMO General Intact stability criterion (limit). Just copy and paste to your run file at autohydro. Then you can add command for RA limit.

`add limit criteria by IMO
LIMIT AREA FROM 0 TO 30 > 0.055
LIMIT RA AT 30 > 0.200
LIMIT GM > 0.150

For IMO weather and MODU code, there a bit different, since for those criterion preassure and wind velocity are applied. You have to give particular attention to windage area for those criterion.

Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 03:37 AM
Jort Jort is offline
Join Date: Sep 2012
Rep: 10 Posts: 2
Location: Rotterdam
Dear Prajaya,

Did you manage to solve your MODU criteria where you needed to solve {Area (A+B)/Area (B+C)} >= 1.4? If yes, I would be very interested to see how you did this.

I am still struggleing as how to check the criteria of 0.03 mrad from 30 to 40 deg or from 30 to downflooding from the 2008 intact stability code. Have you done any calculations with this criteria yet?


Jort Brouwer
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 12:01 AM
sameedck sameedck is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Rep: 10 Posts: 4
Location: d

Try this.

for Intact stability


Limit off
Limit (1) Abs ratio from equil to ra0 or fld > 1.4
Limit (2) Rar @ ra0 > 0.9

for damage stability

variables thetas (ANGLE)
set thetas = [1.5*{Heel}]
set thetas = [{thetas}+7]

If {thetas} < 10 Then set thetas = [10] Else set thetas = {thetas}

Limit off

Limit (1) Angle from Equil to fld > 0
Limit (2) Angle from Equil to RA0 > {thetas}


Naval Architect
Burness Corlett Three Quays, Dubai
+971 55 1602015
Reply With Quote

Old 02-27-2015, 11:48 AM
salvatorejmz salvatorejmz is offline
Join Date: Feb 2015
Rep: 10 Posts: 1
Location: naples
crowding of passengers

Hi, I have a problem with the Crowding of passengers criteria.
Can you help me with the command on autohydro for this criteria???
the angle of heel on account of crowding of passengers to one side may be not exceed 10.
thank you so much
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
intact stability criteria for tug Agusta Stability 1 04-05-2009
10:37 PM 
Delftship, IMO weather criterion klaas Software 0 03-19-2009
12:30 PM 
Draft Australian intact stability standard mflapan Stability 12 04-23-2008
05:55 PM 
How is Intact Stability claculation Done?? bhabanism Software 7 04-20-2006
04:42 PM 
Intact Stability Sea Dog Boat Design 7 02-21-2006
02:50 PM 

Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:17 AM.

Powered by: vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Web Site Design and Content Copyright ©1999 - 2015 Boat Design Net