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Chapter 3 Using Hydromax

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If you make an error, you can always reset the densities to their default values in the
Densities dialog.
Also see:
Windows Registry on page 16
Waveform

Hydromax is capable of analysing hydrostatics and stability in arbitrary waveforms as


well as for a level water plane. To specify a waveform, select the Waveform command
from the Analysis menu:

The water plane can be specified as flat, or as a sinusoidal or trochoidal waveform. If a


waveform is specified, the wavelength, wave height and phase offset can be specified.
The wavelength defaults to the waterline length of the hull at the DWL. If the
wavelength is modified the wave height defaults to a value in metres of:
Wave height [m] = 0.607 Wavelength [m]
This is the metric equivalent of the US Naval standard wave height:
Wave height [ft] = 1.1 Wavelength [ft]
For short waves of wavelength less than 64m, the waveheight reduces linearly with
wavelength given by the formula:
Wave height = 0.075875 Wavelength

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Once a wavelength has been set, the wave height may be modified.
The phase offset governs the position of the wave crest aft of the forward end of the
DWL, as a proportion of the wavelength. The phase offset varies between 0 and 1, both
of which correspond to a wave crest at the forward end of the DWL.
For example, a phase offset of 0.5, with a wavelength equal to the waterline length, will
give a single wave crest at amidships.
Grounding

Grounding is an additional analysis environment option for the Equilibrium or


Longitudinal Strength analysis. It is possible to specify grounding on one or two points
of variable length. The Equilibrium analysis will determine whether the hull is grounded
or free floating and will trim the hull accordingly. Damage can be specified concurrently
with grounding.
If the vessel touches one or both grounding points, this will be reflected in the results:
The displacement column will show the total grounding reaction force in brackets;
the sum of the buoyancy and the grounding reactions equals the loadcase
displacement.

The effective centre of gravity will be modified by the grounding reactions a


mass is effectively being removed from the vessel; this will bring the effective
centres of gravity and the centre of buoyancy in line vertically. The value of KG,
GMt and GMl are all calculated to the effective centre of gravity. Remember that
KG is measured in the upright vessel reference frame (normal to the baseline);
whilst GMt and GMl are the actual vertical separation of the metacentres above
the centre of gravity in the trimmed reference frame normal to the sea surface.

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Note:
Grounding points are considered to span the transverse extents of the hull
and therefore constrain the heel to zero. The length of the grounding points
is only used when considering the load distribution for Longitudinal
Strength analysis and not to determine the pivot point. The vessel is
considered to pivot at the centre of the grounding point.
When two grounding points are entered, the first point (edit boxes on the
left) must refer to the forward grounding point; the second grounding point
is the aft grounding point.

Note: Fixed zero heel during grounding analysis


The equilibrium analysis will only consider the longitudinal balance of
moments, i.e. the vessel will not be balanced in heel and the vessel will
remain upright (zero heel) even if the transverse metacentric height is less
than zero.
Stability Criteria

Stability criteria may be seen as the environment of authorities that the ship will be
deployed in.
For more information see Chapter 4 Stability Criteria starting at page 163.
Damage

You can specify whether the model is to be analysed in intact or damaged condition
using the Analysis Toolbar.
Also see:
Damage Case Definition on page 71

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