Recommended design software for trimaran stability, and learning?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Derek_9103, May 11, 2021.

  1. Derek_9103
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    Derek_9103 Derek

    Software... between MaxSurf or Rhino/Orca
    • Which is easier to learn from scratch?
    • Which has better stability analysis for trimarans?
  2. Alik
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    Alik Senior Member

    Can be any software. If modelled in Rhino, then Orca is better. If modelled in MaxSurf, then use Maxsurf. We use HST from Wolfson Unit for final reporting.

    Errors start when someone start using stability criteria in Maxsurf, without knowledge of what is behind these criteria. My personal feeling is maxsurs is generally a software preferred by dummies. I gives them the feeling 'we can do all calculations without reading books!' ;)
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