Stability and hydrostatics capability in a free CAD

Discussion in 'Software' started by Barbera_Banker, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Barbera_Banker
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    Barbera_Banker New Member

    Im currently using Delftship and really need inclined plane visualation and calculations, centres etc for a project im working on.

    Im a poor grad student and wondering if there a free/low cost CAD with an hydrodynamics/hydrostatic analysis extension that I can output dxf or other Deftship filetypes files to?

    I understand Autocad with add ons has this ability. Is there an Autocad clone out there that I could do this with and if so where do I get the extensions from.

    Thanks,
     
  2. quequen
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    quequen Senior Member

    Barbera, can you specify a little more? What output data are you searching for? Some inclined analysis can be done inside Delftship, with no needing of other softwares. Transversal stability can be done inside Freeship or by ArchimedesMB and some free spreadsheets available here.
    There are many plugins for autoCAD, Rhino, etc., but all of them are commercial (and sometimes expensive) software.
     
  3. Barbera_Banker
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    Barbera_Banker New Member

    Thanks QQ,

    Im specifically after inclined planes, waterlines and the location of centres when heeled and trimmed both graphically and numerically outputs if possible. Im new to Delftship and have Freeship which seems to have a few more capabilities but cant work out how to transfer files between them - but that might be my fault.

    Ive also got Archimedes but havnt had the time to really get to know it so ill look into that more. The user manual isnt overly detailed but again i guess its a familiarity thing.

    Thanks for the reply,

    Babs
     
  4. quequen
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    quequen Senior Member

    Attached is a very basic Delftship file having inclined - heeled waterlines. This technic has been discused in BD many times, try searching the forum (better from google), you'll find some clues. In short:
    1- deactivate symetry for involved layers (hydro info disapears)
    2- reactivate hydrostatics for them
    3- make a mirror of them (here, hydrostatics centers and area curves should reapear).
    4- rotate over longitudinal axis at your angle of interest
    5- change Design Draft until reaching original Displacement
    6- rotate over transversal axis until CG vertically mates LCB
    7- repeat 5 and 6 until convergence

    ArchimedesMB has been discontinued long time ago, it will never have a finished manual, you'll need some practice.

    Good luck!
     

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  5. pavel915
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    pavel915 Senior Member

    Do you have freeship? I think its more helpful then the delftship free...

    If you have archimedes then you can do many of the hydrostatic and stability works for free,

    But for all... the most important thing is you have to go through very well to those softwares....you can read manuals,
     
  6. smp
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    smp Junior Member

    MAAT Hydro's free demo version also provides interesting hydrostatic analysis capabilities (real time SAC & hydro, intact stability, swell motions, etc... are available for free !). You can visit http://www.rhino3d.com/resources?id=4983 / www.sistre.eu to see if it may help you !
     

  7. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    Rhino3D can do all the primary calculations but by itself does not provide graphical output. Manual iteration is needed to find equilbrium for heeled condtions. Rhino3d imports and exports .dxf files as well as a number of other formats. Student price is $195. www.rhino3d.com

    Orca3D is an add-in for Rhino which simplifies and automates hydrostatic calculations and provides graphical output. Level 1 includes hydrostatic calculations and the student price is $125. www.orca3d.com
     
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