The Naval Architect's Toolbox for the Preliminary Design
Prelimina.com is an online service that will offer a range of tools for naval architects. It is currently work in progress, and each month or so new tools and features are going to be added. Since there are various tools for the basic ship/boat design, this system-agnostic toolbox can offer hydrostatic and hydrodynamic calculation tools for those designs.
In addition, Rhino plug-in is in the making. If there is interest, we can also compile the tools as offline plug-ins for other popular design software. Please contact us for any enquiries.
The toolbox currently contains the following solvers:
- Resistance prediction for displacement and semi-displacement ships.
- Propeller in open water thrust, torque and efficiency prediction for any operating points.
The solvers soon to be released:
- Resistance prediction for planing ships.
- Steady flow analysis for predicting wake fraction and thrust deduction.
Other solvers will be introduced based on our roadmap.
The solvers work on recent web browsers (i.e. from 2017).