container ship design

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by oe10s024, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. oe10s024
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    oe10s024 New Member

    dear all inmates,

    i am from india and in y project i have to design a container ship for the hydrodynamic analysis.

    can anyone suggest me for design software?

    i have NAPA and Maxsurf demo version.

    why if it is NAPA or Maxsurf?
  2. JosephT
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    JosephT Senior Member

    FYI, the definition of "inmate" is a prisoner or convict. I suspect you mean "mate".

    In any case, both tools are good for ship design. NAPA has a more comprehensive set of tools for both design & operation of boats. If you're into parametric, solid model design you can also use the ship design module in NX. This is typically done after the general arrangement/analysis is complete in NAPA. Downstream maintenance of the design is much easier with parametric solid model assemblies.
  3. kristianw
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    kristianw New Member

    From sketch to detailed design

    If you haven't tried it, give Rhino a go. It's popular for boat design and very flexible. Works at all stages from sketching to production. Use it for creating the smooth surfaces you want and then use the Grasshopper plug-in to set up a parametric model of your ship as you get closer to your final design. For hydrostatics you can try the Rhino plug-in Orca3d. Download demo from and

    Good luck!
  4. chandru447

    chandru447 Previous Member

    The best is NAPA which now leading software for basic design and i hav did container ship using this software. The results are very good. you can go with it..

    let me know if you need any assistance..

    contact my below email id

  5. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

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