Hydromax

Windows Version 16

User Manual

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Contents

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License and Copyright...................................................................................................... iii Contents .............................................................................................................................. v About this Manual .............................................................................................................. 1 Chapter 1 Introduction........................................................................................................ 3 Input Model .............................................................................................................. 3 Analysis Types ......................................................................................................... 4 Analysis Settings ...................................................................................................... 4 Environment Options ............................................................................................... 4 Stability Criteria ....................................................................................................... 5 Output....................................................................................................................... 5 Chapter 2 Quickstart ........................................................................................................... 7 Upright Hydrostatics Quickstart .............................................................................. 7 Large Angle Stability Quickstart ............................................................................. 8 Equilibrium Condition Quickstart ............................................................................ 9 Specified Condition Quickstart .............................................................................. 10 KN Values Quickstart ............................................................................................ 10 Limiting KG Quickstart ......................................................................................... 11 Floodable Length Quickstart .................................................................................. 12 Longitudinal Strength Quickstart ........................................................................... 13 Tank Calibrations Quickstart ................................................................................. 13 MARPOL oil outflow Quickstart ........................................................................... 14 Probabilistic Damage Quickstart............................................................................ 15 Chapter 3 Using Hydromax .............................................................................................. 16 Getting Started ....................................................................................................... 16 Installing Hydromax .................................................................................... 16 Starting Hydromax ....................................................................................... 16 Hydromax Model ................................................................................................... 17 Preparing a Design in Maxsurf .................................................................... 18 Opening a New Design ................................................................................ 21 Opening an Existing Hydromax Design File ............................................... 22 Effect of Zero Point change ......................................................................... 24 Updating the Hydromax Model ................................................................... 26 Hydromax Sections Forming ....................................................................... 27 Checking the Hydromax model ................................................................... 30 Setting Initial Conditions ............................................................................. 34 Working with Loadcases.............................................................................. 38 Modelling Compartments ............................................................................ 51 Tank sections ............................................................................................... 61 Forming Compartments ............................................................................... 62 Compartment Types ..................................................................................... 68 Sounding Pipes ............................................................................................ 69 Damage Case Definition .............................................................................. 71 Key Points (e.g. Down Flooding Points) ..................................................... 74 Margin Line Points ...................................................................................... 76 Modulus Points and Allowable Shears and Moments ................................. 76 Floodable Length Bulkheads ....................................................................... 77 Stability Criteria........................................................................................... 77 Analysis Types ....................................................................................................... 77 Upright Hydrostatics .................................................................................... 78 Large Angle Stability ................................................................................... 80 Equilibrium Analysis 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Specified Conditions .................................................................................... 90 KN Values Analysis..................................................................................... 92 Limiting KG................................................................................................. 95 Limiting KG for damage conditions with initially loaded tanks.................. 98 Floodable Length ....................................................................................... 102 Longitudinal Strength ................................................................................ 105 Tank Calibrations ....................................................................................... 107 MARPOL Oil Outflow .............................................................................. 112 Probabilistic Damage ................................................................................. 115 Starting and Stopping Analyses ................................................................. 137 Batch Analysis ........................................................................................... 138 Analysis Settings .................................................................................................. 141 Heel ............................................................................................................ 141 Trim ........................................................................................................... 142 Draft ........................................................................................................... 144 Displacement ............................................................................................. 145 Specified Conditions .................................................................................. 145 Permeability ............................................................................................... 145 Tolerances .................................................................................................. 146 Analysis Environment Options ............................................................................ 147 Fluids Analysis Methods ........................................................................... 148 Density of Fluids........................................................................................ 150 Waveform .................................................................................................. 152 Grounding .................................................................................................. 153 Stability Criteria......................................................................................... 154 Damage ...................................................................................................... 154 Analysis Output.................................................................................................... 155 Reporting ................................................................................................... 155 Copying & Printing.................................................................................... 157 Select View from Analysis Data ................................................................ 159 Saving the Hydromax Design .................................................................... 159 Exporting ................................................................................................... 160 Chapter 4 Stability Criteria ............................................................................................. 163 Criteria Concepts.................................................................................................. 163 Criteria List Overview ............................................................................... 163 Types of criteria ......................................................................................... 166 Criteria Procedures ............................................................................................... 167 Starting the Criteria dialog ......................................................................... 167 Resizing the Criteria dialog ....................................................................... 168 Working with Criteria ................................................................................ 168 Editing Criteria .......................................................................................... 170 Working with Criteria Libraries................................................................. 172 Criteria Results ..................................................................................................... 174 Criteria Results Table ................................................................................ 174 Report and Batch Processing ..................................................................... 176 Nomenclature ....................................................................................................... 176 Definitions of GZ curve features ............................................................... 176 Glossary ..................................................................................................... 179 Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference ..................................................................................... 181 Windows .............................................................................................................. 181 Assembly View and Property Sheet .......................................................... 181 View Window ............................................................................................ 181 Loadcase Window...................................................................................... 183

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............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 184 Results Window ...................................................................................................... 200 View Menu ........................................................................................................................................................................ 195 Visibility Toolbar ......................................................................... 221 Waterplane Area Coefficient ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................Contents Damage Window ............................................................................................. 194 File Toolbar........................................................................................................ 196 Render Toolbar ....................... 195 Edge VIsibility Toolbar ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 224 Integration of wetted surface area ................... 212 Appendix A: Calculation of Form Parameters ........... 218 Draft .............................................................................................................................. 228 vii .. 194 Analysis Toolbar ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 196 Design Grid Toolbar .......... 226 Appendix C: Criteria Help........................................................................................................................................................... 204 Analysis Menu ....................................................................................... 188 Report Window ............................................. 195 Design Grid Toolbar ............................................ 228 Parent Calculations................................................................................. 214 Nomenclature ............................... 196 Menus ........... 221 Prismatic Coefficient . 211 Window Menu ................................................................................................... 183 Input Window .................... 194 Edit Toolbar ................... 222 LCG and LCB .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 214 Definition and calculation of form parameters ....................................................... 185 Graph Window.................... 195 Window Toolbar ................................................................................ 196 Extra Buttons ToolbarToolbar ............... 202 Case Menu ................................................................. 223 Immersion ........................................... 217 Beam .................... 197 Edit Menu .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 219 Midship and Max Area Sections .......................................................................................................................... 223 MTc or MTi ................................................................................................................ 216 Coefficient parameters ............................................................................................ 204 Display Menu................................................................................. 223 Maximum deck inclination ............................... 224 Appendix B: Criteria file format .............................................. 196 Report Toolbar ....... 222 Trim angle ..................................................................... 207 Data Menu..................................................... 196 View (extended) Toolbar . 197 File Menu ............... 191 Toolbars ............................................ 220 Block Coefficient ..................................................................................................................... 214 Measurement Reference Frames .... 212 Help Menu ............................................................................................................................ 221 Section Area Coefficient ....................................................... 223 RM at 1 deg................................................... 224 Potential for errors in hydrostatic calculations ...................................................................................................... 216 Length .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 194 View Toolbar ...............................

...................36(63) ......... 232 Heeling Arm Definition .....................................................................................................................................................................Contents Selecting a calculation in a criterion ..................................................................................................................... 309 Quality Assurance ...... 307 File Extension Reference Table ............................................................................ 228 Angle calculators ................. 302 ISO 12217: Small craft – stability and buoyancy assessment and categorisation..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 295 Dynamic stability criteria ...... 297 IMO Code on Intact Stability A..................................................................................................... 242 GZ Curve Criteria (non-heeling arm) ........................................................................749(18) amended to MSC......................................................... 301 ISO 12217-1:2002(E) ........................................... 309 Quality Principles ............................... 312 Beta Testing ... 281 Derived heeling arm criteria ............................................................................... 312 Version Control.......... 275 Heeling arm............. 312 But we're not Perfect .......... 297 IMO HSC Code MSC............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 292 Appendix D: Specific Criteria ......................................... 285 Other combined criteria ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 304 Appendix E: Reference Tables ................... 309 Testing of Implementation ............. 295 Capsizing moment ........................ 312 Testing of Upgrades .................................................................................................................... 242 Criteria at Equilibrium .............................................................................................. 291 Stand alone heeling arm criteria ....................... 308 Appendix F: Quality Assurance ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 309 Verification of Algorithms ............ 264 Multiple heeling arm criteria .............. 290 Specific stand alone heeling arm criteria .........................................................................................................Note on unit conversion ......... 232 Parent Heeling Moments .......................................................... 299 USL code (Australia) ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 229 Parent Heeling Arms ..............75(69)....................................................... 309 Structured Programming ............................................................................ 307 Analysis settings reference table . 228 GM calculators................................................................. ................. 312 Index ............................................... 295 Heeling arms for specific criteria ........................................................................................... 243 Heeling arm criteria (xRef) ................... 260 Heeling arm criteria ........................ 240 Parent Stability Criteria ............................ 313 viii .......................................................................................... combined criteria............................................... 291 Stand alone heeling arm combined criteria ...........................................................................

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Windows® interface. This will introduce you to commonly used terms and the basic techniques for using any computer program. Chapter 1 Introduction Contains a description of Hydromax functionality and its interface to Maxsurf Chapter 2 Quickstart Gives a quick walk through the analysis tools available in Hydromax. please read the owner's manual supplied with your computer.About this Manual About this Manual This manual describes how to use Hydromax to perform hydrostatic and stability analyses on your Maxsurf design. Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Explains how to use Hydromax' powerful floatation and hydrostatic analysis routines to best advantage. Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Gives details of Hydromax' windows and each of Hydromax' menu commands. Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Gives details of the stability criteria that may be evaluated with Hydromax. Page 1 .

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A number of environmental setting options and modifiers add further analysis capabilities to Hydromax. A number of loadcases can be created. margin lines and section modulus. centre of gravity and free surface moment. the model can be displayed using hull contour lines. Hydromax is designed in a logical manner. The following steps are followed when performing an analysis: Input model Analysis type selection Analysis settings Environment options Criteria specification and selection Run analysis Output Hydromax operates in the same graphical environment as Maxsurf. Input Model Maxsurf design files may be opened directly into Hydromax. Tanks can be defined and calibrated for capacity. The loadcase allows static weights and tankfillings to be specified and calculates the corresponding weights and centres of gravity as well as the total weight and centre of gravity of the vessel under the specified loading condition. eliminating the need for time-consuming digitising of drawings or hand typing of offsets. Tanks and compartments can be flooded for the purpose of calculating the effects of damage. immersion and embarkation points. stability and longitudinal strength program specifically designed to work with Maxsurf. such as downflooding points.Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction Hydromax is a hydrostatics. This allows visual checking of compartments and shows the orientation of the vessel during analysis. Page 3 . Loadgroups may also be created and cross referenced into loadcases. Other input consists of: tank sounding pipes. Hydromax‟ analysis tools enable a wide range of hydrostatic and stability characteristics to be determined for your Maxsurf design. Hydromax adds extra information to the Maxsurf surface model. This includes: compartments and key points such as downflooding points and margin line. key points. which makes it easy to use. This direct transfer preserves the three-dimensional accuracy of the Maxsurf model. rendering or transparent rendering.

For example: the upright hydrostatics analysis simply requires a range of drafts. different analyses may require different settings. Page 4 . whereas the longitudinal strength analysis requires a detailed load distribution. Environment Options Environmental options are modifiers that may be applied to the model or its environment that will affect the results of the all the hydrostatic analysis types. Analysis Settings The analysis settings describe the condition of the vessel to be tested. Settings that are not relevant to the selected analysis type are greyed out in the Analysis menu. The analysis settings for each analysis type are explained in detail in the analysis synopsis below. For example. or a range of heel angles for a large angle stability analysis. The following analysis settings are available: Heel Trim Draft Displacement Permeability Specified condition The analysis settings are specified prior to running the analysis. a range of drafts in the case of upright hydrostatics.Chapter 1 Introduction Analysis Types Hydromax contains the following analysis tools: Upright hydrostatics Large angle stability Equilibrium analysis Specified Condition analysis KN values and cross curves of stability Limiting KG analysis Floodable Length analysis Longitudinal Strength analysis Tank Calibrations MARPOL oil outflow Probabilistic damage (Hydromax Ultimate only) Although common analysis settings are used where possible.

copied and printed). Heeled and trimmed hullforms and water plane shapes may be printed. In addition. The criterion settings and intermediate calculation data may also be displayed if required. continue reading Chapter 2 Quickstart. complete with immersed sectional areas and actual waterlines. Results are stored and may be reviewed at any time. Output Views of the hull are shown for each stage of the analysis. These criteria are either derived from the properties of the stability curve calculated from a Large Angle Stability analysis or from the vessel‟s orientation and stability properties calculated from an Equilibrium analysis. or as graphs of the various parameters across the full range of calculation. The centres of flotation. different environmental options may be applied to the Hydromax: Type of Fluid Simulation Density (of fluids) Wave form Grounding Intact and Damage condition Stability Criteria Hydromax has the capability to calculate compliance with a wide range of stability criteria. For a brief overview of the different analysis that Hydromax has available. Hydromax has an extensive range of stability criteria to determine compliance with a wide range of international stability regulations. gravity and buoyancy are also displayed. All results are accumulated in the Report window (which can be saved.Chapter 1 Introduction Depending on the analysis being performed. or output directly to a Word document. either in tabular form. Page 5 . Limiting KG and Floodable length analyses also use stability criteria. The criteria checks are summarised in tables listing the status (pass/fail) of each criterion as well as the margin. Hydromax has a generic set of parent criteria from which virtually any stability criterion can be customized.

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The Analysis types section describes each of the analysis types. Displacement and centre of buoyancy and other hydrostatic data are calculated during the analysis. Page 7 . trim is fixed at a user defined value and draft is varied in fixed steps. Hydromax contains the following analysis types Upright Hydrostatics Large Angle Stability Equilibrium Condition Specified Condition KN Values Limiting KG Floodable Length Longitudinal Strength Tank Calibrations MARPOL Oil Outflow Probabilistic Damage Each analysis has different settings that may be applied Heel Trim Draft Displacement Specified condition Permeability Loadcase Tank and compartment definition Hydromax offers different environment options that may be applied to the analyses Fluid Densities Treatment of fluids in tanks: fluid simulation or corrected VCG Wave form Grounding Damage Hydromax offers an extensive range of stability criteria that are applicable to equilibrium. a list of the required settings as well as the available environment options is given. limiting KG and Floodable length analysis. large angle stability. Upright Hydrostatics Quickstart For Upright Hydrostatics. For each analysis type. settings and environment options in more detail. heel is fixed at zero heel.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Chapter 2 Quickstart This chapter will briefly describe each analysis type and its output.

Large angle stability requirements Range of heel angles to be analysed Trim (fixed or free) Loadcase or loadgroup Tank definition in the case of tank loads being included in the Loadcase (and/or for the definition of damage) Large angle stability options Fluid Densities Treatment of fluids in tanks: fluid simulation or corrected VCG Wave form Damage Compartment definition (in case of damage) Key points Margin line and deck edge Analysis of stability criteria The key output value is GZ (or righting lever). the centre of gravity against the centre of buoyancy such that the trimming moment is zero. For more detailed information please see: Upright Hydrostatics on page 78. curves for wind heeling and passenger crowding levers and the angle of the first downflooding point. including upright GM. A graph of these values at the various heel angles forms a GZ curve.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Upright hydrostatics requirements Range of drafts to be analysed VCG (for calculation of some stability characteristics such as GMt and GMl only) Trim Upright hydrostatic options Fluid Densities Wave form Damage Compartment definition (in case of damage) The results are tabulated and graphs of the hydrostatic data. Various other information is often overlaid on the GZ curve. Large Angle Stability Quickstart For the analysis of Large Angle Stability. Page 8 . A range of heel angles are specified and Hydromax calculates the righting lever and other hydrostatic data at each of these heel angles by balancing the loadcase displacement against the hull buoyancy and. These additional data depend on which (if any) stability criteria have been selected. displacement and centre of gravity are specified in the loadcase. the horizontal distance between the centres of gravity and buoyancy. curves of form and sectional area at each draft are available. if the model is free-to-trim.

each column contains the results for a different position of the vessel in the wave as given by the wave phase value. Downflooding angles for any key points. margin line and deck edge will also be computed and tabulated. Remember that you can access this data in tabular form by double clicking in the graph window: Dynamic stability curve (Area under GZ curve. Any equilibrium criteria will also be evaluated and their results reported. as is the freeboard to any defined key points. these results will also be reported in the criteria results table and they may lead to additional curves being displayed on the GZ curve. For more detailed information please see: Large Angle Stability on page 80. Maximum safe steady heel angle The sectional area curve at each of the heel angles tested may also be displayed.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax A number of other graphs may be selected from the pull-down list in the graph window. The sectional area curve is also calculated. Page 9 . Equilibrium analysis requirements Loadcase or loadgroup Tank definition in the case of tank loads being included in the Loadcase (and/or for the definition of damage) Compartment definition and damage case (in case of damage) Equilibrium analysis options Fluid Densities Treatment of fluids in tanks: fluid simulation or corrected VCG Wave form Grounding Damage Compartment definition (in case of damage) Key points Margin line and deck edge Analysis of equilibrium criteria Equilibrium analysis result table lists the hydrostatic properties of the model. Note that some of these graphs have parameters that may be adjusted in the Data Format dialog If large angle stability criteria have been selected for analysis. integrated from upright) Variations of other hydrostatic and form parameters may be plotted against heel angle. heel and trim that satisfy equilibrium and reports the equilibrium hydrostatics and a cross sectional areas curve. If a wave form has been specified there will be a number of columns. Equilibrium Condition Quickstart Equilibrium Analysis uses the Loadcase. Hydromax iterates to find the draft. margin line and deck edge. to calculate the displacement and the location of the centre of gravity.

Specified Condition Quickstart In the specified condition each of the three degrees of freedom.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax For more detailed information please see: Equilibrium Analysis on page 87. KN Values Quickstart KN values or Cross Curves of Stability are useful for assessing the stability of a vessel if its VCG is unknown. and KG is the distance from the baseline to the vessel's effective Vertical Centre of Gravity. Specified Conditions options Fluid Densities Wave form Damage Tank and Compartment definition (in case of damage) The output for the specified condition consists of a curve of cross sectional areas and hydrostatics of the vessel in the specified condition. you may enter the trim or specify the forward and aft drafts (these are at the perpendiculars as specified in the Frame of Reference dialog). For more detailed information please see Specified Conditions on page 90. They may be calculated for a number of displacements before the height of the centre of gravity is known. The KN data may then be used to obtain the GZ curve for any centre of gravity height (KG) using the following formula: GZ = KN . Specified Condition Requirements Specified Conditions Input Dialog If fixed trim is specified.KG * sin(Heel) where GZ is the righting lever measured transversely between the Centre of Buoyancy and the Centre of Gravity. for which the hydrostatic properties of the model are to be calculated. can be set. KN Values Analysis Requirements Page 10 .

For more detailed information please see KN Values Analysis on page 92. At each of the specified displacements. Limiting KG Analysis Requirements Range of displacements to be analysed Range of heel angles to be analysed Trim (fixed or free) Stability criteria for which limiting KG is to be found TCG (if required) Limiting KG Analysis Options Fluid Densities Wave form Damage Tank and Compartment definition (in case of damage) Laodcase (in case of initial loading of damaged tanks) Key points (if required for criteria) Margin line and deck edge (if required for criteria) Page 11 . If the analysis is performed free-to-trim and an estimate of the VCG is known. this may be specified. This may be done for a range of vessel displacements. The selected stability criteria are evaluated. The computed KN results will then give a more accurate estimate of GZ for KG close to the estimated VCG since the effects of VCG on trim have been more accurately accounted for. Limiting KG Quickstart The Limiting KG analysis may be used to obtain the highest vertical position of the centre of gravity (maximum KG) for which the selected stability criteria are just passed.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Range of displacements to be analysed Range of heel angles to be analysed Trim (fixed or free) Estimate of VCG (provides more accurate result if free-to-trim) TCG (if required) KN Values Analysis Options Fluid Densities Wave form Damage Tank and Compartment definition (in case of damage) Output is in the form of a table of KN values and a graph of Cross Curves of Stability. the centre of gravity is increased until one of the criteria fails. Hydromax runs several Large Angle Stability analyses at different KGs.

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax A graph of maximum permissible GZ plotted against vessel displacement is produced as well as tabulated results indicating which stability criteria limited the VCG. i. For more detailed information see Limiting KG on page 95. If the analysis is unable to converge for a certain displacement this will be noted and the next displacement tried. If limiting curves are required for each of the stability criteria individually. this may be done in the Batch Analysis mode.trim to either initial trim or specified LCG) Floodable length criteria to be tested Margin line and deck edge (required for criteria) Floodable Length Analysis Options Fluid Densities Wave form Page 12 . The VCG is also required to ensure accurate balance of the CG against the CB at high angles of trim. if a damage case is chosen. such as angle of maximum GZ.e. Floodable Lengths may be computed for a range of displacements. the LCG may be specified directly or calculated from a specified initial trim. In addition a range of permeabilities may be specified. if the intact condition is used. however at least one large angle stability criterion is required. As well as the standard deck edge and margin line immersion criteria (one of which must be specified) the user can also add criteria for maximum trim angle and minimum required values of longitudinal and transverse metacentric height. Floodable Length Quickstart This analysis mode is used to compute the maximum compartment lengths based on user-specified equilibrium criteria. only intact criteria will be evaluated. only damage criteria will be evaluated. Floodable Length Analysis Requirements Range of displacements to be analysed VCG Range of permeabilities to be analysed Trim (free. Only relevant criteria will be used. A check will be made to ensure that any selected equilibrium criteria are passed. are very insensitive to VCG and may prevent the analysis converging. Some criteria.to.

Tank ullages are measured from the top of the sounding pipe to the free surface of the liquid within the tank along the sounding pipe and in a similar manner. Tabulated results may be customised using the Data Format dialog: Page 13 . Fluid densities and tank permeabilities can be varied arbitrarily. The data is also presented graphically. The data is tabulated for each of the stations as defined in Maxsurf.e. For more detailed information please see Floodable Length on page 102. Tank calibrations may be calculated for a range of trim and heel angles. For more detailed information please see Longitudinal Strength on page 105. centre of gravity and free surface moment (FSM). taking into account the vessel trim and heel. Tank calibrations may be performed for a range of heel and trims. the position of the fluid in the tank will be computed so that the fluid surface is parallel with the external seawater surface. Hydromax uses its fluid simulation mode to calculate the actual position of the fluids in the tanks. That data is then used to calculate the bending moment and shear force on the vessel. Longitudinal Strength Quickstart Hydromax calculates the net load from the buoyancy and weight distribution of the model. The results for a single condition are shown in the results table. Longitudinal Strength Analysis Requirements Loadcase (including distributed loads if required) Tank definition in the case of tank loads being included in the Loadcase (and/or for the definition of damage) Longitudinal Strength Analysis Options Fluid Densities Treatment of fluids in tanks: fluid simulation is always used for Longitudinal Strength analysis Wave form Grounding Damage Compartment definition and damage case (in case of damage) Allowable shear and bending moment The longitudinal strength graph and tables contain all information on weight and buoyancy distribution. soundings are measured from the bottom of the sounding pipe to the free surface. The condition to be viewed may be selected from the Results toolbar. If defined. the shear force and bending moment on the vessel. i.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The output is in the form of tabulated Floodable Lengths for each displacement and permeability. Tank Calibrations Quickstart Tanks can be defined and calibrated for capacity. graphs of allowable shear and bending moment are superimposed on the graph.

the resulting oil outflows will be calculated automatically. Regulation 12A: Oil fuel tank protection Resolution MEPC. Regulation 23: Accidental oil outflow performance Seltect the Reolution and tanks to be included in the analysis in the MARPOL options (Analysis menu) dialog.117(52). MARPOL Oil Outflow Quickstart MARPOL probabilistic oil outflow calculation may be computed according to the following MARPOL regulations: Resolution MEPC. is calculated.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Tank calibration analysis requirements Tank definitions Sounding pipe definition (if required) Sounding intervals for calibration levels Trim range Heel range Tank calibration analysis options Fluid Densities Treatment of fluids in tanks: fluid simulation always selected Damage: Intact case always selected What to calibrate (Analysis | Calibration options) For each tank. Page 14 . a table of capacities. The “Start Analysis” button will send the tabulated results to the Report. Then in the MARPOL results data table.141(54). edit any values as required. For more detailed information please see Tank Calibrations on page 107. These results are presented in both tabular and graphical forms. volumes etc.

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax For more detailed information please see MARPOL Oil Outflow on page 112 Probabilistic Damage Quickstart Attained index using probabilistic damage analysis may be computed. Probabilistic damage analysis requirements Loadcase definitions Tank and compartmentation definition Main probabilistic damage analysis parameters and criteria setup Subdivision definitions Heel angle range for GZ curve calculation Trim Probabilistic damage analysis options Treatment of fluids in tanks: fluid simulation or corrected VCG Wave form Key points Margin line and deck edge For more detailed information please see the Probabilistic Damage section on page 115. Page 15 .

Note: Before installing any program from the Maxsurf suite for the first time.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Chapter 3 Using Hydromax This chapter describes Getting Started Hydromax Model Analysis Types Analysis Settings Analysis Environment Options Analysis Output Getting Started This section contains everything you need to do to start using Hydromax Installing Hydromax Starting Hydromax Installing Hydromax Install Hydromax by inserting the CD and running the Setup program. click OK. then follow the instructions on screen. You will be asked if you wish to clear the preferences. please read the purchase letter (also referred to as installation manual). To clear the Hydromax preferences. Windows Registry Certain preferences used by Hydromax are stored in the Windows registry. doing this will reset all the preferences. Hydromax should be accessible through the Start Menu. The following preferences are stored in the registry: Page 16 . Simply select Hydromax from the Maxsurf menu item under Programs in the Start menu. or you may simply want to revert back to the default configuration. Starting Hydromax After installation. start the program with the Shift key depressed. It is possible for this data to become corrupted.

the next step is to check the Hydromax settings and initial analysis conditions. these may be reset by holding down the shift key when activating them) Density of fluids Heel angles for large angle stability. KN and Limiting KG analyses Permeabilities for floodable length analysis Location of files Units for data input and results output Convergence tolerance (Error values) Maximum number of loadcases Reporting preferences Note: The default density for the fluid labelled "Sea Water" is stored in the windows registry. Check the density of seawater after resetting your preferences.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Colour and line thickness settings of contours and background Fonts Window size and location Size of resizing dialogs (alternatively. It is recommended to save your customized densities with your project using the File | Save Densities As command. Setting Initial Conditions Depending on the analysis performed. Preparing a Design in Maxsurf Opening a New Design Opening an Existing Hydromax Design File Updating the Hydromax Model Hydromax Sections Forming Checking the Hydromax model After checking the Hydromax model. Hydromax Model This section describes how to open a Maxsurf model in Hydromax and provides some important information to ensure that your model is correctly interpreted by Hydromax. All hydrostatic calculations use this. you may need to set up the following additional model data: Page 17 .

Down Flooding Points) Margin Line Points Modulus Points and Allowable Shears and Moments Stability Criteria Preparing a Design in Maxsurf There are several important checks that must be carried out in Maxsurf before opening a design in Hydromax: Setting the Zero Point Setting the Frame of Reference Surface Use Skin Thickness Outside Arrows Trimming Coherence of the Maxsurf surface model Setting the Zero Point Ensure that the zero point is correctly setup in Maxsurf. This is done through the Data | Draft Marks dialog.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Working with Loadcases Modelling Compartments Forming Compartments Compartment Types Damage Case Definition Sounding Pipes Key Points (e. The frame of reference cannot be changed in Hydromax.g. Page 18 . midships is automatically defined midway between the perpendiculars. the baseline and the datum waterline. In Hydromax you have the option of displaying longitudinal measurements such as LCB or LCF from the model zero point or amidships. The base line is the datum from which the drafts and KG are measured. in the profile and plan views. The perpendiculars define the longitudinal positions of the vessel‟s draft marks and cannot be coincident. A consistent zero point and frame of reference should be used for the model throughout the Maxsurf suite. Setting the Frame of Reference It is vital that the Frame of Reference is correctly setup in Maxsurf before attempting to analyse the model in Hydromax. The frame of reference defines the fore and aft perpendiculars. the vessel‟s bow is on the right. The Frame of reference should not be changed in Hydromax. By convention. However it is possible to specify upto nine additional locations at which the drafts should be reported.

Skin Thickness Hull Shell Internal Structure If skin thickness is to be used in hydrostatic calculations. Skin thickness for hull surfaces will be treated so that the hull sections go to the outside of the plate whilst any tanks are trimmed to the inside of the plate. If a surface is defined as internal structure. Internal structure Internal structure surfaces are used for all other surfaces (any surfaces which do not make up the watertight envelope) and also surfaces which are to be used in Hydromax to define the boundaries of tanks and compartments that have complex shapes. internal surfaces will be ignored in the forming of hydrostatic sections. it is not included as part of the hull shell by Hydromax.e.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Note: Draft and Trim specification It should be remembered that the drafts specified for an analysis are the drafts at the perpendiculars (or amidships) and the trim specified (and reported) is the difference between the draft at the AP and draft at the FP. Note Tank boundaries made from internal structures surfaces do not have skin thickness. i. To activate skin thickness in Hydromax ensure that the “Include Skin Thickness” option is selected when reading the file or calculating the hull sections. Thickness can be specified differently for each hull surface. resulting in more accurate hydrostatics. Surface Use In Maxsurf you can choose between two types of surface use Hull Hull surfaces are used to define the watertight envelope of the hull. Page 19 . the internal structure surface should be placed to model the inside of the tank if the tank wall has significant thickness. The following table describes the difference between each surface use in Hydromax: Included: Hydrostatic sections Selection of tank/compartment boundaries Skin thickness applied to the surface Verify that all surfaces that are to be used as tank/compartment boundaries are defined as Internal Structure. To include skin thickness. ensure that the thickness and projection direction have been specified for the hull shell surfaces.

g. Ensure that you have used the Outside Arrows command from the Maxsurf Display menu to define which direction points outwards (towards the seawater) for each surface. The surface direction may be flipped by clicking on the end of the arrow. the deck).Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Outside Arrows The surfaces‟ outside arrows define the orientation of the surfaces. you should have completely closed transverse sections or sections with at most one opening (e. Also see: Hydromax Sections Forming on page 27 Checking the Hydromax model on page 30 Coherence of the Maxsurf surface model Hydromax will generally have no problem correctly interpreting your design as long as the following requirements for the Maxsurf model are observed: Page 20 . Correct section with one opening: this section will be closed across the top. At any longitudinal position on the hull. Correct Section with no opening. Trimming Ensure that all surfaces are trimmed correctly.

the Use Trimmed Surfaces item should be ticked. i. Choose a Maxsurf design file (. Page 21 . internal structure surfaces are ignored when forming the hull sections in Hydromax Note: For groups internal structure surfaces that will be used to define tank (or compartment boundaries) the same requirements apply. i. The following dialog will appear: Calculate new Sections Choosing Calculate Sections will calculate the specified number of sections through the hull. the part of the keel that is inside the hull and the part of the hull that is inside the keel Do not have surfaces that cannot be closed in an unambiguous fashion. Hydromax will automatically look for compartment definition files when you are in a Compartment Definition window and a loadcase in a Loadcase window. Include Plating Thickness At this stage. a maximum of one gap in a transverse section through the hull. trim away the excess regions of the surface. if any) is explained in Opening an Existing Hydromax Design File.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Make sure that each surface touches its adjacent surfaces at its edge. e. To open a design for analysis. any surface thickness specified in the Maxsurf Surface Properties dialog may be included.e. preferably by bonding the edges together Where surfaces intersect. then select Open Design from the File menu. Also see: Checking the Hydromax model on page 30.g. These will then be used for the Hydrostatics calculations.msd). ensure that the design view window is active. Use Trimmed Surfaces If the Maxsurf model has trimmed surfaces. Remember that the inner portions of each intersecting contour will be trimmed off Check surface use.e. The meaning of (ignore existing data. Opening a New Design File opening in Hydromax is window specific.

if it was known that a design had a significant discontinuity in its sectional area curve at amidships. avoiding any errors inherent in the integration of evenly spaced stations. The upper limit for the number of stations is 200. Surface Precision The Surface Precision options has two functions: Setting for calculating the hydrostatic sections Setting used to form new compartments or tanks. Hydromax also allows saving of all input and output files into individual files. Note: The accuracy of the results depends much more on the number of sections than the accuracy at which the sections are calculated. Hydromax recognises this precision setting and will and set the Surface Precision button accordingly. It also allows designs with significant longitudinal discontinuities in their sectional areas to have stations specified either side of the discontinuity. a “Hydromax Design file” (.hmd) is created. Therefore it is recommended not to change the precision setting when opening the Maxsurf design file in Hydromax. usually at relatively small impact on the accuracy of the hydrostatics. Opening an Existing Hydromax Design File After saving the Maxsurf design file for the first time in Hydromax. The precision at which the design was saved in Maxsurf is included in the Maxsurf design file (. conversely increasing the number of stations will increase the analysis time but lead to higher accuracy results. The Hydromax design file will consist of the hydrostatic sections and all input data such as loadcases.msd). Reducing the number of stations will speed up the analysis time but reduce the accuracy. Note: Maxsurf surface trimming information may vary for different precisions. This is extremely useful for hulls that have features such as keels or bow thrusters that need to be accurately modelled and may need a locally denser station spacing to do so. key points. For example. The first option allows you to use the station grid created in Maxsurf. To open an existing design. you may select how many stations should be used. there are two options: Page 22 . compartment definition. by specifying one station 1mm aft of amidships and one station 1mm forward of amidships this discontinuity can be modelled very accurately.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Stations When calculating stations. sounding pipes etc. Reducing the precision of the sections can greatly improve performance.

hmd file with the same name as the .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Double click on the . loadcases.hmd file.hmd file is found. i. loadcases and compartment definitions etc.  Ensure “Read existing data and sections” is selected and click OK.hmd file from any Windows explorer window Use the Hydromax Open command form the file menu and select the . Notes: 1) When selecting “Read existing data and sections (do not update geometry)” the Maxsurf surface information is not recalculated. are not automatically incorporated.e. Page 23 . Hydromax will now open the .msd file. For example: when opening OSV. key points etc. This means that changes to the hull shape in the Maxsurf Design file. When Hydromax opens a . compartment definitions. the OSV.msd file. The Calculate Sections dialog now has the option to read the sections from the file. damage cases.hmd file was saved. See: Updating the Hydromax Model on page 26 for more information. it will look for a .msd.msd file An existing Hydromax design consists of a number of files with different file extensions. You will load your existing sections. This contains hydrostatic sections information and all input information from last time the .

please see: File Extension Reference Table on page 307. if any) means that Hydromax will recalculate the hull sections and ignore any data stored in the . The model is closed in Hydromax The model is opened in Maxsurf and for some reason the location of the zero point is changed The model is reopened in Hydromax and the tank and load etc. where as the key points and margin line remained in the same position relative to the hull. data is defined in Hydromax. the tanks and centre of gravity (from the loadcase) have remained in their same locations relative to the zero point. In previous versions of Hydromax this could cause problems because the loadcase and tank data maintained their position relative to the zero point.hmd file. You will have to reload your individual loadcases and compartment definition files etc after you have selected this option and pressed OK. the zero point has been moved (in Maxsurf) to the aft-perpendicular and the DWL. data is then created in Hydromax and that data all saved in the . Hydromax 13 behaviour It may sometimes occur that the model zero point location is changed in Maxsurf after tank.hmd file. loadcase. The first image shows the model as initially defined in Hydromax with the zero point amidships and at the baseline. For more information on file properties and extensions in Hydromax.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax 2) Calculate new sections (ignore existing data.hmd file will be overwritten and any existing data lost. Do not choose this option if you wish to keep the additional Hydromax data and you have not yet saved them as individual files as if the model is saved in Hydromax the . Original location of data as entered in Hydromax before zero point change in Maxsurf. Note that whilst the margin line and key points have remained in their same locations relative to the hull.hmd file (as is done when you chose Save when the drawing window is top most). Page 24 . data is automatically read from the . Etc. The two images from Hydromax 13 show this problem. Effect of Zero Point change The description below relates to what happens in the following situation: A hull model is generated in Maxsurf Tank and load etc. In the second image.

you will now be prompted. Now. if the zero point has changed.hmd file. This of course means that the numerical values of the various data are changed: Page 25 . when loading a . Hydromax 14 behaviour To rectify this problem. Hydromax will display the following message: If the zero point is moved in Maxsurf. Hydromax now detects if the zero point has been modified in Maxsurf when the model is reopened in Hydromax. Note that this is only possible with Hydromax models that have been saved from the new version of Hydromax (because the new version of Hydromax now saves the zero point independently so that it can check for changes).Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Effect of Zero point change in Maxsurf 13. Original location of data as entered in Hydromax before zero point change in Maxsurf. essentially just the zero point it moved. Selecting “yes” will maintain the position all the Hydromax data relative to the hull.

will move relative to the hull. Thus the tanks and loads etc. The “Recalculate Hull Sections” command recalculates Hull surfaces as well as Tank Boundary surfaces (Internal Structure surfaces in Maxsurf). Selecting “no” will move all data other than the margin line with the zero point. but their numerical values will remain the same: The example shown is quite extreme. it is more likely that this option would be selected if it was realised that the zero point for the tank plan were slightly different than the zero point of the lines plan and a small correction to the zero point was required. Any tanks and loadcases will also be updated with this command. loads etc relative to the hull. Updating the Hydromax Model To update the hydrostatic sections to the latest Maxsurf Design File. Page 26 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Click “yes” to maintain position of tanks. This function can also be used to include/exclude surface thickness or change the number of sections and to change use/not use trimmed surfaces without reloading the Maxsurf Design File. select “Recalculate Hull sections” in the analysis menu after reloading the Maxsurf Design File with the “read existing data and sections from file” option selected. Click “no” to maintain position relative to zero point.

This section outlines the section forming process used in Hydromax and may be helpful when preparing a Maxsurf design for Hydromax.g. Note: The golden rule is that for any longitudinal position. 4) use the “Recalculate Hull Sections” from the analysis menu. This is not an acceptable shape. In practice. Hydromax will automatically form these sections. Whilst it is always preferable to give Hydromax a completely closed model with no ambiguities. non-intersecting (and non-self-intersecting) contours. the section must be made up of closed.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Note: Changes to the Maxsurf design are only recalculated after the new Maxsurf design has been re-loaded into Hydromax. (e. Hydromax Sections Forming Hydromax works by applying trapezoidal integration to data calculated from a series of cross sections taken through the Maxsurf model surfaces. however.g. using “Read existing data and sections” to make sure the loadcase. a hull surface with no deck). Hydromax will try to resolve any problems with the model definition in the manner outlined in the following sections. Hydromax deals only with sections that are completely closed. Furthermore. called “Hydromax sections”. This means that if the model is simultaneously being edited in Maxsurf and Hydromax. Page 27 . If. Hydromax will automatically close the section with a straight line connecting the opening ends. The same is true for groups of internal surfaces that have been selected to define a tank boundary. one opening is acceptable and this will be automatically closed with a straight line. or can be unambiguously closed. having both a gap at the centreline as well as an open deck). it is necessary to: 1) save and close the model in Hydromax 2) save in Maxsurf 3) open in Hydromax. contours cannot be contained wholly within another contour. “hydrostatic sections” or just “sections”. the section is made up of two line segments. an ambiguity exists as to how the two line segments will be connected. compartment definition etc remain part of the Hydromax design file. Where a section consists of an open shell (e.

if either the top or bottom gap had been closed in Maxsurf the design would cease to be ambiguous. Multiple surfaces that are trimmed correctly.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax In the example above. bonded together or use compacted control points will not cause any problems when opened in Hydromax. Page 28 . Hydromax will form a closed section through multiple surfaces by linking the curve segments together.

g. Hydromax closes the outside contour and trims remnants Page 29 . However this is not always possible so it is much better practice to trim the model correctly manually. Hydromax will have difficulties distinguishing the intended main deck.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax A section through a multihull containing a single closed contour A section comprising two closed contours Hydromax will link curve segments together if they are only separated by a small amount. Ambiguous Sections (e. because there are too many dependencies in the program. bulwarks) A common example of ambiguous sections is a model with multiple decks. decks. The user cannot change these tolerances. Hydromax will make an attempt to remove excess portions of the curve to form a single continuous contour. Where surfaces intersect.

To prevent ambiguities it is recommended to trim the bulwark in Maxsurf. This works the same as the Maxsurf body plan window and is an extremely powerful tool to validate your Hydromax model. For more information see the Maxsurf manual. look closely at intersections between surfaces to make sure that Hydromax has interpreted the shape correctly. Show Single Hull Section Checking the Sectional Area Curve Using Rendering to Check the Model Note: Sections that are not formed correctly cause the majority of problems with Hydromax models. Checking the Hydromax model Before starting any analysis you should check whether Hydromax has been able to correctly interpret your design. the left and right arrow cursor keys will enable you to step through the sections one-by-one. Page 30 . This is done by selecting Show Single Hull Section in Body Plan view from the Display menu. you can step through the sections one-by-one to verify that they have been correctly calculated. In particular. generally these will be treated correctly by Hydromax and removed. The following tools are available to validate the Hydromax model. the bulwark‟s volume has to be properly modelled in Maxsurf by modelling both the outside and the inside of the bulwark. Therefore. Show Single Hull Section In the body plan view. You can then click in the inset box to view the sections. but this depends on the height of the bulwark relative to the rest of the section. If the bulwark‟s volume is expected to influence the hydrostatic calculations. These sections should be continuous with no gaps and no unexpected lines. Incorrect sections in the model will give incorrect results. checking your sections after opening the design in Hydromax is strongly recommended.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The example above has bulwarks.

which makes it easier to see if there are any areas of the model which have not been properly defined. This Cross Sectional Area curve indicates there may be a problem with section forming from 12 m to 16 m.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Checking the Sectional Area Curve Another way of checking the Hydromax model is to perform a specified condition analysis at quite deep draft and look carefully at the sectional area curve in the graph window. Using Rendering to Check the Model The model may also be rendered. If this displays any unexpected spikes or hollows Hydromax may not have correctly interpreted the hull shape. Select Render from the Display menu whilst in the perspective view and turn on the sections: Page 31 . This is not a foolproof method since it does not necessarily highlight problems in the non-immersed part of the hull.

Further detailed checking of hull and tank/compartment sections When checking that your model is correct. As long as the sections are formed correctly. the model is correct. This does not necessarily mean that the model is incorrect. To do this go to the body plan view in Hydromax and select “Show Single Section”: Page 32 . you are interested in whether the sections are correct.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Note: In rare instances incorrect rendering may occur.

if there are many it may help to hide some and check a few at a time). but turn on the visibility of all the tanks of interest (if there are few tanks. only tank sections near the current hull section are shown: Page 33 . then you can show all of them. In the single section view. leave the view as it is.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Then to check that the tanks are OK.

Hydromax uses the aft perpendicular and forward perpendicular together with the baseline and the zero point for all calculations and gives the results in the units specified in the display menu. Coordinate System Hydromax uses the Maxsurf coordinate system: Longitudinal Transverse Vertical View window Page 34 +ve forward +ve starboard +ve up View direction -ve aft -ve port -ve down . it is important that you set up the required initial conditions for the design.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Setting Initial Conditions All Hydromax calculations are performed in the frame of reference of the model. Note: Before you run any analysis using Hydromax.

you may specify upto nine additional locations at which the drafts should be reported. Frame of Reference and Zero Point It is essential that a frame of reference be specified. Difference between “Immersed depth” and “Draft” measurements Page 35 . some analysis results will be meaningless or may even fail to complete. bow to the right. should you require drafts to be calculated at other locations. Drafts are always measured to the Baseline in the centre plane of the vessel. Note: Changing the zero point in Maxsurf will not update the compartment definition. If these are not in the correct positions. loadcase and other input values. Immersed depth measurements are made perpendicualar to the free-surface. Draft and trim are measured on the forward and aft perpendiculars.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Body plan Plan Profile From the stern. looking fwd From above. This is done through the Data | Draft Marks dialog. See: Setting the Zero Point and Setting the Frame of Reference on page 18. Changing the zero point after you have started analysing the model in Hydromax is not recommended. This should be done in Maxsurf and not in Hydromax. Draft Marks Drafts are automatically calculated at the perpendiculars and amidships. Port side above the centreline (this the opposite direction to Maxsurf) From Starboard.

Middle or fwd end of the actual waterline. neither of these values has changed and neither are affected by the user-defined draft locations. Drafts can only be defined when the vessel is rotated to the DWL (Display | Set vessel to DWL). Amidships location.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax User-defined Draft Marks Note that the Trim is still defined as the difference between the drafts at the perpendiculars and the Midship draft (used to define the range of immersions for the Upright Hydrostatics analysis) is the mean of the drafts at the perpendiculars. i. The LCB and LCF can be displayed in the Results windows relative to the specified Zero Point. beam and sectional area to be used for calculation of these coefficients. Fwd Perpendicular or from the Aft. Customising Coefficients In Hydromax you may choose between the length between perpendiculars and the waterline length for the calculation of Block. Aft Perpendicular. Finally you can chose whether you want the LCB and LCF to be displayed as a length or as a percentage of the waterline or LPP length as specified in the Length for Coefficients. You may also select the draft.e. User-defined draft locations and new toolbar button Note: Draft and Trim specification It should be remembered that the drafts specified for an analysis are the drafts at the perpendiculars (or amidships) and the trim specified (and reported) is the difference between the draft at the AP and draft at the FP. Prismatic and Waterplane Area Coefficients. You can also specify whether you want the forward (towards the bow) or the aft (towards the stern) to have a positive sign. Page 36 .

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Data | Coefficients dialog Setting Units The units used may be specified using the Units command. Page 37 . criteria) and the angular units to be used for areas under GZ curves. units for force and speed (used in wind heeling and heeling due to high-speed turn etc. Units may be changed at any time. may also be set. The angular units for measuring heel and trim angles are always degrees. In addition to the length and weight (mass) units.

The exception to this is if tanks have not yet been formed or the vessel is still rotated from the result of an analysis.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Other Initial Conditions See: Fluids Analysis Methods on page 148 Density on page 150 Working with Loadcases Loadcases define the loading condition of the vessel. If the loadcase does not update. A loadgroup is included in a loadcase simply by specifying the loadgroup name in the “Item Name” column. Static weights that make up the vessel lightship are specified here as well as tank filling levels. click on the update Loadcase button and ensure that the hull is at the DWL by selecting “Set vessel to DWL”: Page 38 . These may be used to define groups of fixed weights (such as the steel weight or lightship weight) in a single location which may then be cross-referenced into a loadcase. The loadcase will normally update the column totals automatically as weights or tank loadings are changed. Loadcases automatically contain all the tanks defined in the Tank definition. Loadgroups are special loadcases that contain no tanks. Any changes to the loadgroup are then automatically incorporated into any loadcases that reference them. expressed as either a percentage of the full tank capacity or as a weight.

Then select “New Load Case” from the File menu or press Ctrl+N. switch to the loadcase view by selecting Loadcase from the Loadcase sub-menu in the Window menu. A new load spreadsheet will be displayed in the Loadcase window.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The individual loads can be displayed graphically: Creating a new Loadcase File To create a load case. The default loadcase will contain a lightship entry and an entry for each tank (with a default filling of 50%). Page 39 .

Create New Loadcases based on Template To avoid rework. select the Loadcase you wish to use as a template Bring the loadcase you wish to use as a template to the front for example by clicking on the tab on the bottom  select File | New First. To do this. you will be asked for a new Loadcase name after which the following dialog appears: Page 40 .  In the loadcase window. an existing loadcase may be used as a template when creating a new loadcase.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The tabs in the bottom of the window can be used to skip through the different loadcases in the design.

changes made in the template are NOT automatically changed in the loadcase derived from it. Note The template is only used during the creation of the loadcase. Once a loadcase has been created from a template loadcase. or close an existing loadcase.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax A new loadcase will appear in one of the blank (…) loadcase tabs. If there are no blank tabs left. you should either increase the maximum number of loadcases (see below). or add more loadcases using the Case | Max. Number of Loadcases command. Naming and Saving a Loadcase A loadcase can be given any name by saving it to a separate file where the loadcase filename will be used as the loadcase name and displayed on the tab in the loadcase window. The next time you use the File | Save Loadcase command you will be asked to confirm the loadcase file name.  Select File | Open Load Case Page 41 . Alternatively. If there are no empty tabs. you will either have to close an existing loadcase.  Select Edit Loadcase from the Case menu  Changing the name in the Loadcase Properties dialog. Loading a Saved Loadcase You can load a saved loadcase into your loadcase window by:  Select an empty tab in the loadcase window that you wish to load the loadcase into Empty tab.

Closing a Loadcase   Select the tab of the loadcase you wish to close in the Loadcase window Select File | Close Load Case Adding and Deleting Loads To add an extra load to the loadcase. Editing Loads Click on the cell containing the load name and type in a name for this load. For each item in the list you can specify a quantity. This is used to calculate the total weight of that item. For example: if the item was “crew” with a weight per unit. If you wish to delete several loads simultaneously. You must increase the maximum number of allowable loadcases and restart Hydromax before you can load the design. and the total weight of crew would be automatically calculated. A new load will be inserted into the table above the currently selected row. Setting the Maximum Number of Loadcases The maximum number of loadcases (up to twenty-five) that can be loaded in Hydromax at any one time is set by selecting “Max. you will only need to set this once to the maximum number of loadcases you are ever likely to use.  Select Add Load from the Edit menu or press Ctrl+A. Page 42 . Each loadcase can be selected and used for analysis. click and drag so that all of the loading rows that you wish to delete are selected.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax  Select the . You may then enter the maximum number of load cases you require.hml file you wish to open. Number of Loadcases” from the Case menu. effectively allowing you as many loadcases as you require. For convenience of use. a sensible number is recommended. and press the Tab key to go to the next column in the table (or simply click directly in the cell you wish to edit). You must restart Hydromax for this change to take effect. simply click anywhere in the row you want to remove. You can repeat this process for as many loads as you wish. In most cases. then select Delete Load. you will receive a warning and the file will not be loaded. Note: When loading a design that has more loadcases than the maximum you have currently set in Hydromax. The weight of each item should be entered in the next column. and choose Delete Load from the Edit menu (or highlight the complete row by clicking the grey cell to the left of the row and press the Delete key). If you want to remove a load from the table. for example "Lightship". Each may be saved and loaded independently. you could specify the quantity and unit weight.

Tab to the next column and enter the horizontal lever for the item. fluid type (for tanks) etc. as with all other measurements in Hydromax. Adding Blank Lines A blank line can be added into the load case by placing a dollar ($). you may have to use Analysis | Update Loadcase ( button) to update the subtotals and subsubtotals. Page 43 .) character in the Item Name field. press enter and the total LCG will be automatically re-calculated and displayed in the bottom row of the table. Loadcase Formatting Hydromax allows you to improve the presentation of the Load Case window by adding blank. After you type in this number. You may move selected items and tanks up and down in the loadcase. Adding Component or Heading Lines Components or headings can be included in a load case by preceding the text with a period (.) character. you can do so by entering a negative quantity – this can be useful if you want to apply a pure moment to the model by applying equal magnitude. but opposite sign loads to the vessel in the loadcase. are measured from the Zero Point. The CG position will also be shown and updated in the View windows if Large Angle Stability. If for some reason you wish to have an upward (negative) load. heading or sub-total lines in the table. you may also sort selected items by name. To ensure data consistency. apostrophe („) or full-stop(. Loadcase Sorting A number of tools are available for controlling the order in which items and tanks occur in the loadcase. subtotals and subsubtotals. Longitudinal Strength or Equilibrium analysis are selected. Note: Levers. Insert row | Delete row | Sort rows | Move row(s) up | Move row(s) down Sort selected columns After moving loads.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The weight must always be positive. Hydromax does this automatically prior to running an analysis.

When tanks are grouped by fluid type this can be useful for calculating the total tank capacity for that fluid type. alternatively. The unit mass is the sum of all the masses of the full tanks and the quantity is the sum of the masses divided by the sum of the full tank masses.  View | Colours and lines menu when Loadcase window is frontmost Loadcase format It is possible to select which columns are displayed in the loadcase window. Use the Display | Data Format dialog: Page 44 . Grouping Similar Tanks Use the move items UP or Down commands in the Edit menu to adjust the row order in the loadcase. Sub-subtotals Sub-sub-totals may also be inserted. tanks may be displayed in the same colour as the fluid they contain (As defined in Analysis | Fluids dialog). then the quantity and unit mass items will be included. Quantity and Unit mass for sub total rows If a sub total includes only tanks. To do this the item name field must commence with the word „total‟ or „subtotal‟. Loadcase Colour Formatting Different colours can be defined for fixed mass items and tanks. Sub-subtotals must start with the text “subsubtotal”.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Adding Totals or Subtotals A subtotal can be displayed for several loads within a load case.

The “Long. the centre of gravity should be midway between the forward and aft limits. If the longitudinal arm is changed in the Loadcase window. Page 45 . This can be useful for vessels such as product carriers which may have cargos of different types of fluids with different densities. For an evenly distributed load. Longitudinally Distributed Loads Distributed loads can be entered in the Loadcase window in the aft limit and forward limit cells. the fore and aft limits define the longitudinal extents of the load. The aft limit and forward limit columns only appear when Longitudinal Strength analysis is selected and the distributed loads will only have an effect on the results in this analysis mode. Arm” column defines the longitudinal position of the centre of the load.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The Relative density and Fluid Type which allow you to override the default tank densities as defined for each tank in the Compartment Definition window. the forward and aft limits will be moved by the same amount. Moment columns (mass * lever) can be displayed if desired.

Note: Since the load is distributed as a trapezium.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Evenly distributed loads. Tank Loads When you create tanks using the compartment definition. Page 46 . at these extrema. Red = green and divided in the centre. the centre of gravity should lie within the middle third between the forward and aft limits of the load. the load distribution becomes triangular. Tanks will be automatically treated as distributed loads for the longitudinal strength calculations. but within the middle third 1/3 of the centre. they will be automatically included in the loadcases (but not in Loadgroups which do not contain tanks). Trapezium shaped distributed load. Red = Green divided within middle 1/3 of centre. For trapezium shaped distributed loads the centre of gravity is not midway between the boundaries.

The Loadcase properties dialog (Case menu) is used to define a loadcase as a Loadgroup: Page 47 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Tanks have a quantity value. For the example above this means that the lightship mass distribution would be defined as a Loadgroup and then this Loadgroup could be referenced in any number of loadcases. volume. Tank level can be given as either a percentage of full capacity. select Update Loadcase from the Analysis menu or toolbar. A Loadcase can reference any number of Loadgroups A Loadgroup is referenced in a Loadcase by typing the name of the Loadgroup to be referenced in the Item column You can factor the referenced Loadgroup by changing the value of the Quantity column in the Loadcase. Also see: Update Loadcase on page 206 Loadcase cross-referencing. To update the loadcase for changes in tank loads. question marks may be shown in the loadcase momentarily while the tank‟s new volumetric properties are being calculated. expressed as a percentage of the full capacity and a weight column. the Loadcase will be automatically updated as the first step of any analysis using the Loadcase information. This is useful if you wish to define a detailed lightship mass distribution but do not want to have it displayed in full in each loadcase. a sounding or a weight. To prevent the problems of recursively including the same loadcase and also prevent tanks from being included more than once. Updating tank values in the loadcase Irrespective of whether you have updated the values in the Loadcase Condition. Loadgroups It is possible to cross-reference one loadcase from another. It also means that this lightship mass distribution would only need to be defined and edited in one location instead of in each loadcase. A Loadgroup does not contain tanks Only a Loadgroup can be referenced Only a Loadcase can reference a Loadgroup. we have defined the following rules: A special type of Loadcase called a Loadgroup has been defined. The tank Unit Mass is the tanks mass at 100% filling. Loadgroups may be analysed in the same way as Loadcases – but remember the tanks are implicitly empty in a Loadgroup. When a tank is changed in the Compartment definition table.

The Lightship load group can then be cross-referenced into any loadcase Page 48 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax This lightship Loadgroup contains the lightship mass distribution along the ship.

This allows you to load the same tanks with different fluids in different Loadcases – as might be the case for a product carrier. Loadcase density override It is now possible to override the default tank fluid densities as defined in the Compartment definition window.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The referenced Loadgroup is automatically calculated and the appropriate values included in the Loadcase: Note: Loadgroup naming The cross-referencing of loadgroups in a loadcase is case insensitive. By default use tank defined densities: Page 49 . for instance.

Page 50 .0) specific gravity and it will override the tank value: Type in any string that doesn‟t begin with an “L” for the fluid and it will revert back to the tank value: Type in some thing that begins with an “L” and it will revert back to the “Private” density of the loadcase item.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Type in a valid (>0.

The options available are Maximum Hydromax will use the maximum free surface moment of the tank in upright condition for all fluid levels. Actual Hydromax uses the free surface moment for the current fluid level of the tank in upright condition. User specified A user specified value is used for all levels and heel angles. Select New Compartment Definition from the File menu  Page 51 . Besides a general explanation on how to model tanks using the compartment definition table. This can be loaded into Hydromax and referenced in any Loadcase. IMO Hydromax uses IMO MSC75. no correction is made to the upright VCG.(69) Ch 3. it is possible to choose the type of free surface moment to be applied for each tank in a Hydromax Loadcase. making the tanks‟ free-surface parallel to the sea surface. box-shaped-tank. the Loadcase will sum the free surface moments. Workshop structure Workshop can save a Loadgroup that contains the masses of all the structural parts. this section contains a number of important sections that the user should be aware off when modelling tanks: Number of Sections in Tanks on page 67 Tank and Compartment Permeability on page 59 Creating a Compartment definition file (.htk)  Select the Compartment Definition table by clicking on the Compartment Definition tab at the bottom of the Input window. This method approximates the movement of fluid due to heeling and is based on the fluid shift in a 50% full rectangular. Modelling Compartments This section will describe in detail how to model different types of tanks and compartments. at every step of the analysis.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Free surface correction If the corrected VCG fluid option has been chosen. Fluid simulation If the Fluid simulation option is selected in the analysis menu. Instead. divide by the total displacement to obtain the VCG correction and adjust the VCG accordingly to obtain the corrected fluid VCG. thus the actual vessel CG is recalculated accounting exactly for the static shift of the fluids in slack tanks. Hydromax calculates the actual position of the fluid in the tanks taking into account heel and trim. When the corrected VCG method is selected in the analysis menu.3 for the calculation of the free surface moment. For other shapes and fillings of tanks it will not correctly approximate the free surface moment.

When the “Update Loadcase” command from the Analysis menu is used.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax This will give you a new set of compartment definitions with one default tank. see above. resulting in a parallel tank. The 'F' and 'A' abbreviations stand for Forward and Aft. The boundary box is made up of the fore and aft extremities of the tank. and the port and starboard limits of the tank. This box will be called the Boundary Box. The column headings in the Compartment Definition table include terms such as 'F Bottom. Compartments may be added or deleted by  Select Add or Delete Compartment from the Edit menu. in other words the two ends of the compartment. Box shaped compartments can be formed from the numerical values in the compartment definition table. Hydromax will form the sections that define the tanks and compartments. Each value defines one of the six planes of the tank. the top and bottom. or an analysis started. Adding and Deleting Compartments Before you can start adding compartments. Page 52 . 'A Top'. Thus it is not necessary to make the tanks fit the hull manually – this is done automatically by Hydromax. This is done by finding the intersection of the tank bounding box and the hull. This means that the value is identical at the aft end of the tank to the forward end. See Longitudinal Extents of Boundary Box on page 67 for some recommendations regarding setting the boundary box. The accelerator keys Ctrl+A and the Delete key may also be used to add and delete entries respectively. You will notice that aft columns contain the word "ditto". make sure you have created a Compartment definition file. Modelling Box Shape Tanks Simple tanks and compartments are created by specifying six values that define a boxshaped boundary for the tank. Add will add a tank after the currently selected compartment and Delete will delete the currently selected compartment(s). 'F Port' and 'A Starboard'.

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Modelling Tapered Tanks

The default is for compartments to have parallel sides. If you wish to define tapered compartments, it is possible to enter different transverse and vertical values for the points defining the forward and aft ends of the compartment. If a different value is entered in one of the “ditto” columns, a tapered tank will result. Tanks can be tapered or sloped in Plan or Profile views. Hydromax does not have a mechanism for creating a sloped tank boundary in the Body Plan view.

By changing the “ditto”-input fields, tapered tanks can be formed

Note: Tapering can be done in Plan and in Profile view. Tapered tanks in Body Plan view have to be created using a boundary surface. See Modelling Tanks Using Boundary Surfaces on page 54.
Linked Tanks

Tanks and compartments may be linked. This means that although they are defined as separate tanks, they act as a single tank with a common free surface. To link tanks, compartments or non-buoyant volumes, first make them the same type as the parent and give them the same name. The easiest way to do this is to copy and paste the name from the Name column of the parent row into the Name column of the linked tank row. They may then be linked to the parent by typing l or linked in the Type column. Linked tanks and compartments do not have to be physically linked in space. However, the fluid in a linked tank or damaged compartment is always assumed to be able to flow freely between the linked volumes.

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Modelling Tanks Using Boundary Surfaces

Tanks, compartments and non-buoyant volumes may have their boundaries defined by surfaces as well as being constrained to particular dimensions. This allows for the modelling of arbitrarily shaped tanks.

Forming tanks using boundary surfaces

The surfaces to be used to define the tank boundaries are selected by clicking in the Boundary Surfaces column in the middle of the Compartments Definition table. A dialog will appear that allows you to select which surfaces form the boundary of the tank. If a tank uses boundary surfaces, the cell in the Boundary Surfaces column is coloured blue.

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If you wish to use a Maxsurf surface to define a tank or compartment, tick next to the surface name in the Boundary Surface list. Note that symmetrical surfaces appear twice as there will be a starboard and a port side copy of the surface. The Starboard surface is first in the list and the Port surface second. The port surface is also identified with the suffix (P) after the name. Note: Only internal structure surfaces appear in the boundary surfaces list. Symmetrical surfaces are duplicated, with the port-side surface having “(P)” appended to the surface name. After selecting the internal surfaces, it is necessary to type in the extents of the boundary box. Hydromax will automatically set the “Fore” and “Aft” limits of the boundary box to just within the longitudinal limits of the Boundary Surface. This ensures that at least 12 sections are inserted in the tank. Also see: Forming Compartments on page 62 Number of Sections in Tanks on page 67 Longitudinal Extents of Boundary Box on page 67
Modelling External Tanks

External tanks may not be modelled in Hydromax. However, it is normally possible to add "Hull" surfaces in the Maxsurf model, which will enclose the external tanks. The tanks can then be modelled in Hydromax.

Additional box-shaped hull surfaces used to define deck tanks

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Modelling Non-Buoyant Volumes

Non-buoyant volumes are effectively permanently flooded compartments. These parts of the hull can normally be modelled using trimmed hull surfaces. However, there are occasions where it is more convenient to use non-buoyant volumes. In some cases, where the volume to be flooded forms sections within the hydrostatic section, this is the only option, e.g. waterjet ducts. The choice whether to use trimmed surfaces or nonbuoyant volumes is primarily determined by the length of the non-buoyant volume relative to the length of the vessel. Using trimmed hull surfaces When the length of the non-buoyant volume, relative to the length of the model, is large enough; the non-buoyant volume can be calculated accurately from the hull sections. If possible, trimmed surfaces should be used. The picture below is a good example of when to use trimmed surfaces.

Propeller tunnels modelled with trimming surfaces

Using tank type: Non-buoyant volume In some cases using trimmed surfaces is just not possible. For example, when the sections of the non-buoyant volume are entirely enclosed within the hull sections (as is the case for a water jet duct) the use of a non-buoyant volume is the only way in which these features can be modelled.

Water-jet ducts modelled as non-buoyant volumes

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Another occasion when non-buoyant volumes should be used, is when the length of the compartment relative to the length of the hull is too small to calculate its volume from the hull sections. A good example of this is a bow thruster on a long ship. If the vessel is very long, and the thruster duct is of small diameter, there may not be sufficient sections to model it accurately (even if you use the maximum of 200 sections for the Hydromax model). In this case you are better off modelling the thruster duct as internal structure and using these surfaces to define a non-buoyant volume. For example: in the image below the bow thruster volume is only calculated with one section.

For more information, see Number of Sections in Tanks on page 67. Tip: Besides increasing the number of sections through the bow thruster from 1 to 12, modelling the thruster duct as a non-buoyant volume has the additional advantage of being able to specify a Tank and Compartment Permeability, and hence also account for the thruster.

Bow thruster tube modelled as two non-buoyant volumes Tanks within Compartments

When a tank is defined within a compartment, Hydromax will automatically deduct the volume of the tank from the compartment volume using a “linked neg. (negative) compartment”. This is necessary for damage cases where the compartment is flooded and the volume of the tank should be treated completely separately from the compartment. Linked negative compartments are deleted and recreated whenever a tank or compartment is added, deleted or modified. Negatively linked compartments are displayed on the bottom of the Compartment Definition table solely for reference purposes and are not under direct user control. This means that linked negative compartments cannot be added, deleted or modified.
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Linked negative compartments are named based on both the parent compartment as well as the tank from which the linked negative compartment was derived. For example a linked negative compartment might be named “Compartment3 (Stbd Hydr Oil)” to reflect that it is derived from the intersection of Compartment3 with the Stbd Hydr Oil tank.
Tanks Overlapping

As mentioned earlier in this manual, only compartments and non buoyant volumes or tanks can overlap with each other. Tanks or compartments of the same type (eg two tanks) can not overlap. A tank and a non-buoyant volume are also not allowed to overlap. Hydromax will first try to form tank sections and then check whether these sections overlap tank sections of adjacent tanks. When two conflicting or overlapping tanks or compartments are detected during the forming process, you will receive an error message:

Notice that the compartment definition row number of the tank is given in brackets i.e. tank #8 intersects tank #3.

Troubleshooting Overlapping Tanks Sometimes the reason for the conflict can be quite simple: eg an overlapping boundary box. However, when you are modelling tanks using boundary surfaces, the surface boundaries act as a boundary between two adjacent tanks and the bounding box extents are allowed to overlap. In these cases, it can be quite difficult to see why the tanks overlap, especially if you have a large number of tanks already defined.

By temporarily deleting all tanks except for the one that does not form, it often becomes clear why the tank overlaps. In the case of the image above, the tank‟s fwd most section goes all the way to the CL (probably because the fwd boundary box extent is just fwd of the boundary surfaces or exactly on the edge of a boundary surface). This causes this particular tank to “overlap” with surrounding tanks.
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thought it is listed in both columns. for example. eg by selecting additional boundary surfaces Close comp def file.     Tank and Compartment Permeability Tanks may have two permeabilities. For example an engine room with engines and auxiliaries at the tanktop could be divided up in a lower. Permeability of Compartments As opposed to tanks. Save & move on to next compartment. compartments typically have structure (other than plate stiffeners) and equipment inside. 60% and the upper compartment a permeability of 95%. one. The lower compartment will have a permeability of. inspect tank sections Try to fix tank definition. Depending on the level of accuracy required. Do NOT save!! Open saved Comp def file Fix compartment. Page 59 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Procedure to Fix Overlapping Tanks:       Save Model Go into Comp def window Save comp def Delete all tanks except for one you wish to investigate form tanks. the permeability fraction is also applied to the free-surface-moment contribution of that tank or compartment. Now that you know how to fix it. and the other when it is damaged.. the engines and equipment could also be modelled individually as empty tanks. In the case of damaged tanks and compartments.and an upper engine room compartment. The compartment permeability is applied when the compartment is flooded in a damage condition and the non-buoyant volume permeability is applied at all times since it is always flooded. which is used when the tank is intact. Relative Density of Tank Fluids Relative Density (Specific Gravity) values can be typed directly into the Relative Density column of the Compartment Definition table. Compartments and non-buoyant volumes have only one permeability. In case of large variations in permeability within a compartment it is recommended to model separate linked compartments with separate permeability to increase accuracy.

turn off the display of intact tanks and compartments. either as the name or as one of the single letter codes (when entering the name. Note: Thickness of boundary surfaces are not taken into account. Assembly view can be used to show and hide tanks/compartments Using damage cases.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Alternatively the fluid type can be entered into the Fluid Type column. Compartment and Tank Ordering The tank definition order can be adjusted in a similar way to loads in the loadcase. so it is normally only necessary to type the first few letter of the name). Whenever values are changed in the Density dialog (see Density of Fluids on page 150). Select the rows you wish to use and use the Edit | Move Items Up or Down commands (there is no provision for sorting tanks alphabetically). hence you should design these surfaces to the inside of the tank. Tanks and Surface Thickness If you have specified that Hydromax should include the surface thickness. all entries for that fluid in the compartment definition are automatically updated. If the tank defines a cargo tank that will carry different liquid cargoes. auto complete is used. the default density specified here in the compartment definition may be overridden in the loadcases. If a fluid type is entered. compartments and non-buoyant volumes will correctly account for the surface thickness and its projection direction: the tanks will go to the inside of the hull shell. You can either control the tank visibility through the Assembly window. selected tanks may be displayed in the following manner:   Define a damage case Select only damaged tanks and compartments for display. the tanks. Compartment and Tank Visibility When creating complicated tank plans. Page 60 . Groups of linked tanks and compartments will be moved together. it is often useful to check individual tanks. you can use damage cases to quickly change the display to show certain tanks. the relative density value is obtained from the value specified in the Density dialog. or if you prefer.

  You can make the damage case window quite small and tile it next to the perspective view. Choose the damage case from the Analysis toolbar Set any of the tanks and compartments you wish to be visible to damaged in the damage case window. tank sections are also displayed in the Bodyplan view when the “Show single section” option is selected. Use this to quickly turn tanks on and off by changing their damage status. Page 61 . Using a damage case to quickly change the tank and compartment visibility Tank sections When in Tank Calibration mode.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax  Select whether you want to see the tank outline or the tank sections (tanks sections are preferable when checking that tanks have been formed correctly since it is these sections which are used to determine the tank volume and other properties). Only tank sections that lie on or near the current station are shown – this makes it easier to verify that the tanks have been formed.

the starboard waterballast tank below will be created using boundary surfaces. Hydromax uses three input items to form the compartment Boundary surfaces (if defined) Boundary box Hydromax Hull sections Starting position The starboard tank margin plate is modelled using an Internal Structure surface from Maxsurf. followed by the tank section insertion process. Understanding these processes may assist you in rare situations where the tank forming does not work as expected.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Forming Compartments Tanks and compartments are formed automatically by Hydromax (once the tank extents and any boundary surfaces have been defined) by selecting Recalculate Tanks and Compartments from the Analysis menu. Step-by-Step Tank Forming Process As an example. The water ballast tanks have a margin plate on the side. This section describes the internal tank-forming process that Hydromax uses to form tanks. The formed status of a tank (yes or no) is shown in the last column of the compartment definition table. First a step-by-step outline of the tank forming process is given. Starting point: Hydromax Hull sections with an internal surface and a bounding box Also see: Modelling Tanks Using Boundary Surfaces on page 54 and the Maxsurf manual on internal structure surfaces Page 62 . An example of a port and starboard waterballast tank with a pipe tunnel at the centreline.

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Step 1: Close Internal Structure Surface Hydromax will close the Internal Structure Surface contour by drawing a straight line between the ends of the opening. Step 2: Clip to Boundary Surface Using the closed surface section contour Hydromax can now form a closed compartment section. Hydromax will use the trimmed internal structure surface. The area inside the selected surfaces will define the tank contour. If you selected “use trimmed surfaces” while opening the Maxsurf model. or There is no more than one opening – the opening will be closed with a straight line Note: Hydromax will close the section contour of the selected boundary surfaces only. the surfaces selected to form the tank boundary must form closed section contours at all longitudinal positions through the tank. Hydromax uses the same method for forming the tank section from the boundary surfaces as for forming the hydrostatic sections through the hull. Often a tank is not formed as expected because only one side of the internal structure surface was selected for example the portside (p). As with the hull sections. The tank or compartment looks like this at this stage: Page 63 . Usually the internal structure surfaces are best to be left untrimmed. Another common cause of unexpected results is trimming. Make sure that the boundary surfaces: Form a closed section contour.

In this example the vessel has both wing and double bottom tanks with non-rectangular cross-sections thus requiring them to be defined by boundary surfaces – see blow: Page 64 . The boundary box is formed from the numerical input in the Compartment definition table.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Step 3: Clip to Hull Hydromax will clip the compartment section to the hull. In practice additional surfaces would be required. More realistic surface-bounded tanks Whilst the above example shows the principles by which surface-bounded tanks are formed. it is not really realistic because it would not be possible to define a tank above the surface-bounded double bottom tanks. Step 4: Clip to Boundary Box Finally the compartment section is clipped to the boundary box. A more realistic example is shown in the following section.

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Sketch of tank cross-sections Five surfaces have been defined to define the tank boundaries: Tank Boundary surfaces defined in Maxsurf The following surfaces need to be selected for the different tanks so that closed sections are generated (or at most one section) Hold (C) TankWing. TankTop (P) Double Bottom (P) TankTop (P). TankBilgePlate (S) Wing Ballast (P) TankWing (P). TankBilgePlate (S) Page 65 . BottomClosure (P). BottomClosure (S). TankWing (P). TankBilgePlate (P) Double Bottom (S) TankTop (S). TankTop. TankBilgePlate (P) Wing Ballast (S) TankWing (S). OuterClosure (P). OuterClosure (S).

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Hydromax tank definition Surfaces for Hold (C) (top is closed automatically) Page 66 .

Also see Longitudinal Extents of Boundary Box on page 67 Longitudinal Extents of Boundary Box For tanks near the ship‟s extremities it is good practise to set the “Fore” and “Aft” limits in the compartment table to just inside the hull surface (say 1mm).Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Surfaces for double bottom tanks Surfaces for wing tanks (top is closed automatically) Number of Sections in Tanks The volume of a tank or compartments is calculated by integrating section properties along the length of the tank. additional sections will be inserted into the tank so that the tank section spacing match the hull section spacing. In most cases. Thus it is important to have a sufficiently large number of sections to accurately model the tank. Hydromax will normally place twelve sections between the forward and aft limits defining the tank. If this results in a section spacing greater than the spacing for the hull spacing. The following example illustrates why: Page 67 . this will be done automatically by Hydromax.

the longitudinal extents should not be set to extreme values.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax If the boundary box is set like this: The number of hull sections is dependent on the section spacing in the model. Note that transversely and vertically there are no such restrictions. Page 68 . linked tanks. But if the boundary box is set just inside the forward limit of the bulbous bow: To recap – Near the ship‟s extremities. Hydromax will automatically set the “Fore” and “Aft” limits of the boundary box to just within the longitudinal limits of the boundary surface. This ensures that at least 12 sections are inserted in the tank. For internal structure surfaces that are used as boundary surface. linked compartments and non-buoyant volumes. they should be set to just inside the extents of the hull surfaces to ensure that at least 12 sections are used to calculate the tank volumes. Also see Number of Sections in Tanks on page 67 Forming Compartments on page 62 Compartment Types Five compartment types can be created using the Compartment Definition table . compartments.tanks.

c or n) in the Type column of the Compartment Definition table and then press Enter. If the lowest point of the tank is shared between several locations (e. They are ideal for defining water-jet ducts. Linked Tanks Will have their volume added to the parent tank with the same tank name. type the first character of the tank type (t.g. if a tank is damaged. The default sounding pipe is placed at the longitudinal and transverse position of the lowest point of the tank. Page 69 . However. or using one of the following commands: Analysis | Recalculate Tanks and Compartments. once the sounding pipe has been edited manually. and essentially behave as damaged compartments. In this case the tank linking simulates tanks with cross connections. They do not have a separate entry in the loadcase. they can be remote from one another. Automatically created sounding pipes will be recalculated if the tank geometry changes. Hydromax creates a default sounding pipe when the tank is formed (either by running an analysis. any changes to the sounding pipe due to tank geometry changes will also have to be made manually.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Tanks Will be included in the tank calibration output and are automatically added to the loadcase. allowing inclined. They are not included in the tank calibration output and will not be added to the loadcase. you need to use the Sounding Pipes table in the Input window. bent or curved sounding pipes to be modelled. Sounding Pipes Hydromax allows sounding pipes to be defined for each tank. etc. Linked Compartments Work in the same way as linked tanks. To change the type of a tank. Non-Buoyant Volumes Are only used to specify compartments of the vessel which are permanently flooded up to the static waterline. or Analysis | Update Loadcase. Edit Sounding Pipes To customise a sounding pipe. They are not included in the tank calibration output and will not be added to the loadcase. Compartments Are only used to specify compartmentation for damage. shown below. The top of the sounding pipe is taken to be level with the highest point of the tank and the default sounding pipe is assumed to be straight and vertical. One sounding pipe per tank is permitted and up to nine vertices per sounding pipe. In addition. Tanks need not be adjoining to be linked. This will automatically set the tank/compartment to the correct type. This allows you to damage a complex compartment configuration by linking compartments together and damaging the parent compartment. any tank that it is linked to will also be regarded as damaged. the bottom of the tank is flat either longitudinally or transversely) the default sounding pipe location is placed at the aft-most low point and as close to the centreline as possible. moon pools.

Note that each successive vertex in a sounding pipe must be no higher than the previous vertex i. Unwanted vertices can be deleted by clicking on the relevant row in the table and selecting Edit | Delete or by hitting the Delete key. offset and height of the vertex can be edited. by clicking on the tabs at the bottom of the Input window. or by clicking on the icon in the window toolbar.  Type the value of the desired calibration increment in the Calibration Spacing cell for the tank calibration you wish to modify.e. In this case the Sounding Pipes table will display “Auto” in the Calibration Increment column for the tank.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax You can activate this window by selecting from the Windows | Input | Sounding Pipes menu. Page 70 . To add vertices to create a bent sounding pipe. Calibration Increment Hydromax allows user definable increments (or: intervals) for tank soundings. This is done by specifying a numerical value for the increment for each tank in the Calibration Spacing column of the Sounding Pipes Input window. make the sounding pipe type User Defined. Hydromax uses its default value based on a reasonable division of the depth of the tank. it is not acceptable to have S-bends in the sounding pipes. If no increment is entered. A new row will be added to the sounding pipe and the longitudinal position. then click on the first row of a particular sounding pipe and choose Edit | Add or use the Ctrl+A key combination.

the current damage case is selected from the Analysis toolbar – see below.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Note Increments are measured along the sounding pipe. Adding a Damage Case To add a damage case. soundings will step evenly along the inclined length of the sounding pipe. to insert a damage case immediately after the intact case. not along the vertical axis of the tank. select the intact case column. You may specify a name for the Damage Case in the dialog. If the sounding pipe is inclined or if it has multiple angles. The new damage case is added after the currently selected damage case column. make the Damage window active and select Add Damage Case from the Case menu. Page 71 . Volumes that are permanently flooded should be defined as non-buoyant volumes. Hydromax allows the user to set up a number of damage cases. Each new damage case will have a column in the Damage Window and a tick may be placed to indicate which tanks and compartments are damaged for that particular Damage Case. Renaming a Damage Case The name of the current damage case may be changed by selecting Edit Damage Case when the damage case window is active. Several damage cases may be added in one go by selecting a number of columns. Hydromax is capable of including the effects of user-defined damage. Deleting a Damage Case To delete damage cases. simply select the columns to be deleted in the Damage Window and select Delete Damage Case from the Case menu. Note that it is not possible to delete the intact case. Damage Case Definition In all but the floodable length and tank calibration analysis modes.

Flooding is considered to be instantaneous up to sea level. These colours can be specified in the View | Colours and lines menu. their weights and levers are no longer displayed in the Loadcase window and the word „Damage‟ is displayed in the quantity column. you should toggle the damage status of the damaged tanks. Note that carrying out a Tank Calibration analysis will force the intact case to be selected. This is because Hydromax uses the “Lost buoyancy” method rather than “Added mass”. Hydromax assumes that all compartment definition has been done after the tanks have been defined. This is also the case for the Floodable Length analysis which effectively sets up its own longitudinal extent of damage. Any subsequent analyses will take into account the damaged compartments. When tanks have been damaged. Note: Hydromax uses the “Lost buoyancy” method rather than “Added mass”. The Loadcase and View windows will reflect the damage defined in the current damage case. If you have linked tanks or compartments or added tanks within compartments after the definition of a damage case. To perform analyses for the intact vessel. turning off all damage in all the damage cases (use the fill down command) and then pasting back in the original data from where it was stored in the spreadsheet. Page 72 . and all values set to zero. Any tank fluids are treated as having been completely replaced by seawater up to the equilibrium waterline. Displaying Damage Cases When a damage case is selected. select Intact as the current damage case. This is simply done by copying all the damage case data to a spread sheet. all damaged tanks and compartments will be displayed in damaged tank or damaged compartment colour respectively.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Selecting a Damage Case The current damage case is selected from the Analysis toolbar. In the Loadcase Window damaged tanks are displayed with the label 'Damaged' in the Quantity column.

Extent of Damage Cases The damaged compartments can automatically be set by using the Case | Extent of damage command.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The Loadcase Window displays damaged tanks and excludes them from any calculations. Select the column of the damage case you wish to specify the extent of damage for and choose Extent of Damage from the case menu: Page 73 .

a positive offset is to starboard and a negative offset is to port. To delete more than one point at a time. Immersed key points will be displayed in the same colour as flooded tanks or compartments. which is used in criteria evaluation.g. Key points may be placed asymmetrically. A new point will be inserted below the currently selected row in the table. Page 74 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Defining the damaged compartments by specify the extent of damage. The points may be displayed in the Design View window and will be displayed in different colours depending on whether or not they are immersed. choose Add from the Edit menu or press Ctrl+A. There are several types of Key Points: Down Flooding points Potential Down flooding points Embarkation points Immersion Points Only downflooding points are used in determining the downflooding angle. To add additional key points to the table. select New Key Points from the File menu. Key Points (e. The other types of points have their freeboard measured but are not used for the evaluation of the downflooding angle and are for information only. Vessels which have symmetrical key points on starboard and port sides must have both key points added to the table. Deleting Key Points To delete a Key point. Specify the extent of the damage – any tanks or compartments that lie partially or wholly within the extent of damage will be automatically flagged as damaged: Automatically generated damage case from using Extent of Damage command. click anywhere in the row of the point to be deleted and select Delete. click and drag over the rows you want deleted. Adding Key Points To start adding downflooding points go to the Key Points table. You will be given a default point. Down Flooding Points) Key points such as downflooding points and hatch openings can be defined in Hydromax using the Key Points window.

All points are entered relative to the zero point. The type of Key Point may be selected from the combo-box in the Type column of the Down Flooding Points table in the Input window: Links to Tanks or Compartments Downflooding points may be linked to tanks or compartments. and a height.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Select Delete from the Edit menu. Click in any cell and enter the name or value you require. will be ignored when computing the downflooding angle. These downflooding points will appear italicised and an asterisk (*) is postfixed to the downflooding point‟s name in the DF Angles table of the Results window: Page 75 . a longitudinal position. and the selected rows will be deleted. a transverse offset from the centreline. Editing Key Points Key points are defined by entering a name. Select the tank or compartment from the combo-box in the Linked to column of the Down Flooding Points table in the Input window: Downflooding points that are linked to tanks or compartments. which are damaged in the currently selected damage case.

Asymmetric margin lines and deck edges are not supported. Allowable shear force and/or bending moment can be specified at each point. The modulus value is not currently used as deflections are not calculated. Margin Line Points The margin line is used in a number of the criteria. One or more points can be entered in this window. Once this has been done for all the points that need to be changed. The downflooding angles are computed during a large angle stability analysis. Points may be added or deleted as required using the procedure described in Adding Key Points and Deleting Key Points on page 74. In addition to the Key Points results. ensuring that the margin line follows the hull shape precisely. Immersed points are highlighted in red in the Freeboard column. Hydromax automatically calculates the position of the margin line 76mm below the deck edge when the hull is first read in. In the Name column the longitudinal position where immersion first takes place (or the lowest freeboard) is given. Note: Linking a downflooding point to a tank does not mean that Hydromax will consider a tank damaged when the downflooding point is submerged.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The downflooding angles for each of the points are displayed in the results window. the freeboards after an Equilibrium or Specified Condition analysis. immersion angles or freeboards (depending on the analysis) are also given for the margin line and deck edge. the points on the margin line may be edited manually in the Margin Line Points window (the deck edge is automatically updated so that it is kept 76mm above the margin line). This form of automatic flooding is not supported in Hydromax yet. Modulus Points and Allowable Shears and Moments The Modulus window can be used to enter maximum allowable shear forces and bending moments for each section. If necessary. selecting Snap Margin Line to Hull in the Analysis menu will project all of the points horizontally onto the hull surface. It is only necessary to modify the height value of the margin line points. Page 76 .

New allowable values can be inserted by selecting Add from the Edit menu and entering a longitudinal position as well as an allowable shear and/or moment. In this section the different analysis types available in Hydromax will be described. These allowable values are displayed as lines on the longitudinal strength graph. bring the Modulus table to the front and choose New Modulus Points from the File menu with the Modulus window frontmost. Stability Criteria Stability criteria may be evaluated after a Large Angle Stability analysis and after an Equilibrium analysis. the analysis can be performed. The following analysis types are available in Hydromax: Upright Hydrostatics Large Angle Stability Equilibrium Analysis Specified Conditions KN Values Analysis Limiting KG Floodable Length Longitudinal Strength Tank Calibrations MARPOL Oil Outflow Probabilistic Damage Also. Points may be added or deleted as required using the procedure described for the key points. The allowable values can be saved and recalled as text files by using Open and Save from the File menu. Please refer to Chapter 4 Stability Criteria starting at page 163 for information on defining and selecting criteria. Floodable Length Bulkheads Bulkheads entered in the Input window are used for Floodable Length analysis in order to optionally plot the compartment lengths in the floodable length graph for easy verification that the critical compartment lengths are not exceeded. Stability criteria are required to perform a limiting KG and Floodable Length analysis. The Bulkheads are automatically sorted by longitudinal position.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax To start a table of allowable shear forces and bending moments. some general information is given on: Page 77 . For more information see Floodable Length on page 102. Analysis Types After specifying the input values and checking the Hydromax model.

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Starting and Stopping Analyses Batch Analysis The required analysis settings and environment options will be discussed separately and in more detail in the next two sections of this chapter. The Data Format dialog can be used to specify what is displayed in some graphs and tables. Choosing Upright Hydrostatics Select Upright Hydrostatics from the Analysis Type option in the Analysis menu or toolbar. one or more graphs may be shown – select the graph to be displayed from the pull-down menu in the Graph window. Following each analysis. Page 78 . specify range of drafts for analysis Trim from the Analysis menu. the available options depends on the current results table or graph: Data format dialog for Upright hydrostatics table and graph Upright Hydrostatics Upright hydrostatics lets you determine the hydrostatic parameters of the hull at a range of drafts. Upright Hydrostatic Analysis Settings The following analysis settings apply for Upright Hydrostatic Analysis: Draft from the Analysis menu. at zero or other fixed trim. you may specify a fixed trim for all drafts A range of drafts for upright hydrostatic calculations can be specified using the Drafts command from the Analysis menu.

Upright Hydrostatics Environment Options The following environments can be applied to the upright hydrostatics analysis: Density from the Analysis menu Wave Form (if any) Damage (or Intact) from the Analysis toolbar Upright Hydrostatic Results Page 79 . the LCG also affects these measurements). When a design is first opened. together with the number of drafts to be used. the initial draft defaults to the draft at the DWL in Maxsurf. The Vertical Centre of Gravity is also required for the calculation of GM etc (if the vessel is trimmed. Similarly the VCG defaults to the height of the DWL.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Initial and final drafts can be entered.

to ensure accurate evaluation of the criteria. Choosing Large Angle Stability Select Large Angle Stability from the Analysis menu or toolbar. Page 80 . the heel range and heel angle steps should be chosen accordingly. Large Angle Stability Settings The following analysis settings apply for Large Angle Stability Analysis: Displacement and Centre of Gravity using the Loadcase window Heel from the Analysis menu. Large Angle Stability Large angle stability lets you determine the hydrostatic parameters of the hull at a range of heel angles either with or without trim or free-to-trim. select range for analysis Trim (fixed or free) from the Analysis menu If criteria are being evaluated.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The curves of form are shown on a separate graph and the sectional area may be show for any of the drafts: see Select View from Analysis Data on page 159.

the results may be two angles of vanishing stability. Large Angle Stability Environment Options The following environments can be applied to the large angle stability analysis: Fluid simulation of tank fluids centre of gravity Density Wave Form (if any) Damage (or Intact) from the Analysis toolbar Stability Criteria Large Angle Stability Results Large Angle Stability Analysis results are: Hydrostatic data table for each angle of heel GZ curve Dynamic stability (GZ area) curve Graph of hydrostatic parameters against heel angle Graph of max. safe steady heel angle Stability Criteria evaluation Downflooding angles to key points. However. For example: when using a -180 to 180 heel range.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Note You can select positive heel direction (port or starboard). The criteria are only evaluated on the side of the graph that corresponds to positive heel angles. you can enter negative values and test full 360 degrees of stability if you wish. Some criteria require calculations of GZ at negative heel. the one that would be reported in the criteria would be the one with a positive heel angle (even if the one at negative heel occurred at an angle closer to zero). deck edge and margin line Curve of areas at each heel angle Page 81 . Also see: Heel on page 141 in the Analysis Settings section.

features such as downflooding angle are also included on the graph.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Dynamic stability Graph A graph of the GZ area integrated from upright may be plotted. Curve of Areas Shows the curve of areas for the currently selected heel angle (use Display | Select view from data to chose the heel angle from the GZ results table). Shows the variation of hydrodynamic properties with heel angle. Once a GZ curve has been calculated. you can display the maximum safe heeling angle curves by selecting the graph type in the pull-down menu. Curves of Form. Page 82 . for example the angle of downflooding or angle of deck edge immersion. Large Angle stability Graph. Graph of maximum safe steady heeling angles for sailing vessels These calculations are derived from the value of GZ at a critical heel angle.

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The parameters for the calculation can be modified in the Display | Data Format dialog (this graph must be selected in the topmost window): Page 83 .

This will give you the same result as for the gust limiting line. It can often be useful to duplicate this criterion in the GZ criteria that are evaluated. This is because normally you will have computed a GZ curve for a wider heel range than you would wish to display in this graph – it is uncommon to sail a vessel with a steady heel angle of greater than 40 degrees. Finally you can adjust the axis limits. This allows you to specify the critical condition that should not be exceeded due to a gust or squall.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Analysis options for the calculation of Maximum steady heel angles (Display | Data Format). 45 and 60kts. MCA require downflooding but you can include additional criteria if desired. The first part of the dialog is almost exactly the same as the “Angle of equilibrium . In the lower-left.derived wind heeling arm” criterion. You can also change the shape of the heeling arm curve and the gust ratio. Page 84 . you can specify the squall wind speeds (you can add any number) The default gives three wind speeds of 30.

it may not be possible to evaluate the curves. the most common reason for this is that the GZ curve has not been calculated up to a sufficiently high angle of heel and downflooding angle cannot be found.5 deg) is found. especially at the lower heel angles – typically steps of 1degree.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The same safe angle of heel to prevent downflooding in the event of a gust (16. Under some circumstances. Full details of the calculations can be found in: Page 85 . the GZ curve should be calculated at small intervals of heel. To obtain smooth curves.

Also see: Select View from Analysis Data on page 159. For the margin line and deck edge the longitudinal position at which immersion first occurred is provided. www. Page 86 . hence if there is any asymmetry. deck edge and defined Key Points. These downflooding points will appear italicised. the first downflooding point is marked on the large angle stability graph. Important: For important information on varying displacement while evaluating criteria. ed. the large angle stability analysis should be carried out heeling both to starboard and to port. ISBN 0-582-36857-X STABILITY INFORMATION BOOKLET available from the MCA. Only the positive downflooding angles are displayed. see: Important note: heeling arm criteria dependent on displacement on page 240. Downflooding points that are linked to tanks or compartments that are damaged in the currently selected damage case. Adison Wesley Longman 1998. A downflooding angle of zero degrees indicates that the key point is immersed at zero degrees of heel.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Sailing Yacht Design: Practice. please refer to the Results Window on page 185 in the reference section. For more information on how to customize the display of the criteria results. will be ignored when computing the downflooding angle.mcga. In addition. becoming wet. Downflooding Angle After a Large Angle Stability analysis. the Key Points Data table lists the downflooding angles of the margin line.gov.uk Stability Criteria Evaluation The criteria results are displayed in the Criteria tab in the results window. as opposed to the immersion angle which is when the cross the waterline in a downward direction. Claughton. and an asterisk (*) is postfixed to the downflooding point‟s name in the Key Point Data table of the Results window. Wellicome and Shenoi. Emergence angles of the key points is also calculated – this is where they cross the waterline in an upward direction to become dry.

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Equilibrium Analysis

Equilibrium analysis lets you determine the draft, heel and trim of the hull as a result of the loads applied in the table in the Loadcase window. The analysis can be carried out in flat water or in a waveform.
Choosing Equilibrium Analysis

Select Equilibrium from the Analysis Type option in the Analysis menu.
Equilibrium Analysis Settings

Displacement and Centre of Gravity using the Loadcase window

Also see: Setting the Frame of Reference on page 18
Equilibrium Analysis Environment Options

The following environments can be applied to the Equilibrium analysis:
Fluid simulation of tank fluid centre of gravity Density Wave Form (if any) Damage (or Intact) from the Analysis toolbar Grounding (if any) Criteria

Equilibrium Results

Equilibrium Results are:
Hydrostatic data Freeboard of key points, deck edge and margin line Criteria evaluation Wave phase animation Curve of areas

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Hydrostatic data

Height/freeboard above free surface The freeboard of each Key Point is also calculated. The freeboard is for the vessel condition currently displayed in the Design view and is recalculated after each Equilibrium and Specified Conditions analysis. The freeboard calculated is the vertical distance of the Key Point above the local free surface; hence the local free surface height if a waveform is selected will be taken into account.

Freeboard of key points.

Negative freeboards, i.e. where the Key Points are immersed are displayed in red. The longitudinal positions at which the minimum freeboard for the margin line and deck edge occurred are also specified. Stability Criteria Evaluation The criteria results are displayed in the Criteria tab in the results window.

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Equilibrium Animation in Waves If performed in conjunction with analysis in waves, the Equilibrium analysis will automatically phase-step the waveform through a complete wavelength. This gives ten columns of results, one for each position of the wave crest. If necessary the results of this phase stepping can be animated giving a simple, quasi-static simulation of the hull motion in waves (Display | Animate). Note: This simulation only includes static behaviour at each wave phase, and does not cover dynamic or inertial forces. This can be done using Seakeeper.
Equilibrium Concept

The definition of equilibrium is “Position or state where object will remain if undisturbed”. You can distinguish equilibrium into two types:
Stable, when disturbed the object will return to its equilibrium position Unstable, when disturbed the object will not return to its equilibrium position

Stable equilibrium

Unstable equilibrium

With ships, an unstable equilibrium can exist when the KG > KM, i.e. the centre of gravity is above the metacentre (negative GMt). In real world a ship in unstable equilibrium will roll from the upright unstable equilibrium position to a position of stable equilibrium and assume an “angle of loll”. Since Hydromax starts the equilibrium analysis in upright position, it has no way of determining whether the equilibrium is stable or unstable. This means that unstable equilibrium may be found instead of the stable equilibrium. Therefore it is recommend to check the value of GMt yourself after doing an equilibrium analysis or perform a Large Angle Stability analysis and look at the slope of the GZ curve through the equilibrium heel angle.

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Unstable equilibrium

Stable equilibrium ”Angle of loll”

The graph above shows the results of a Large Angle Stability analysis for a vessel with negative initial GMt. In practice this vessel would have a loll angle of approximately 25 degrees. If an equilibrium analysis is performed for this vessel with the transverse arm set to zero, Hydromax will find the unstable equilibrium position with zero degrees of heel. In practice, it is desirable to find the stable equilibrium position. To do this, first ensure that the tolerances (Edit | Preferences) are set as sensitive as possible. This will ensure that the smallest possible heeling moment is required to find stable equilibrium position. Then create a very small heeling moment by offsetting one of the weight items in the loadcase window TCG by just a fraction. The equilibrium analysis will now find the stable equilibrium position. Note: It is good practice to always perform a Large Angle Stability analysis as well as the equilibrium analysis to check if the vessel is in stable or unstable equilibrium. This is most likely to occur if the VCG is too high and the vessel has negative GM when upright. The problem can be overcome by offsetting the weight of the vessel transversely by a small amount.
Specified Conditions

Specified Condition analysis lets you determine the hydrostatic parameters of the vessel by specifying the heel, trim and immersion. Heel can be specified by either the angle of heel or the TCG and VCG. Trim can be specified by the actual trim measurement, or the LCG and VCG. Immersion can be specified by either the displacement or the draft.
Choosing Specified Conditions

Select Specified Conditions from the Analysis Type option in the Analysis menu or toolbar.

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Specified Conditions Settings

The settings required for Specified Condition analysis are:
Specified Conditions from the Analysis menu

Three Sets of variables are provided, labelled Heel, Trim and Immersion. One choice must be made from each of these groups. Hydromax will then solve for the vessel hydrostatics at the conditions specified.

Values from the current loading condition can be inserted into the Centre of Gravity and Displacement fields by clicking on the Get Loadcase Values button. Also see: Setting the Frame of Reference on page 18 Specified Conditions on page 145 in the Analysis Settings section. Note: If the fluid simulation has been turned on in a previous analysis mode, then the VCG obtained from the loadcase will not include the free surface correction; the “Get Loadcase Values” button will return exactly the displacement and CG as displayed in the current loadcase window. The specified condition analysis itself ignores tank fillings and does no correction to VCG.
Specified Conditions Environment Options

The following environments can be applied to the Specified Condition analysis:
Density Wave Form (if any) Damage (or Intact) from the Analysis toolbar

Specified Conditions Results

The specified conditions results are the same as equilibrium analysis results except that criteria are not evaluated, i.e. hydrostatic data and key points freeboard are calculated.

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KN Values Analysis

KN Values Analysis allows you to determine the hydrostatic properties of the hull at a range of heel angles and displacements to produce the cross curves of stability diagram.
Choosing KN Values Analysis

Select KN Values from the Analysis Type option in the Analysis menu or toolbar.
KN Values Analysis Settings

The analysis settings required for KN Values analysis are:
Heel from the Analysis menu, select range for analysis Trim (fixed or free) from the Analysis menu Displacement from the Analysis menu, select range for analysis and specify estimate of VCG if known

The heel angles used may differ from those used in the Large Angle Stability and Limiting KG analyses. To set the range of angles, select Heel from the Analysis menu. A range of displacements for KN calculations can be specified using the Displacement command from the Analysis menu. Initial and final displacements can be entered, together with the number of displacements required.

Displacement range dialog

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Traditionally. the KN values are still presented in the normal manner with the KN values calculated as follows: KN(φ) = GZ(φ) + KG_estimated sin(φ) For information on Trim settings for KN Analysis. see: Trim on page 142 Also see KN Value Concepts on page 94 KN Values Analysis Environment Options Density Wave Form (if any) Damage (or Intact) from the Analysis toolbar Page 93 . If a VCG estimate is specified.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Trim dialog The VCG can also be entered (specified from the vertical zero datum). KN calculations are calculated assuming the VCG at the baseline (K). the accuracy of the KN calculations (for VCGs in the vicinity of the estimated VCG) may be improved by calculating the GZ curve using the estimated VCG position – this will reduce the error in the trim balance due to the vertical separation of CG and CB because this vertical separation is specified more accurately than simply assuming the VCG at the baseline. However if the analysis is being calculated free-to-trim and an estimate of the VCG is known.

GZ = KN . GZ. may be calculated from the KN cross curves of stability (at the desired displacement) for any specified KG using the following equation: .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax KN Values Analysis Results KN curves calualated at each heel angle Immersion angles calculated at each displacement KN Value Concepts The righting lever.KG sin(φ) Page 94 .

select range for analysis Heel from the Analysis menu. To set the range of angles. For information on Trim settings for Limiting KG Analysis. See Large Angle Stability on page 80 for further details. the selected criteria are evaluated to determine whether the CG may be raised or must be lowered. GZ curves are calculated for various KG values. are extremely sensitive to the heel angle intervals that have been chosen. see: Trim on page 142 Page 95 . Some criteria. When comparing the results of a limiting KG analysis to that of a Large Angle Stability analysis. notably angle of maximum GZ. Limiting KG Settings The initial conditions required for Limiting KG analysis are: Displacement from the Analysis menu.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax M Z G B’ B N K Note: KN values can also be referred to as “Cross curves of stability”. select Heel from the Analysis menu. Limiting KG Limiting KG analysis allows you to analyse the hull at a range of displacements to determine the highest value of KG that satisfies the selected stability criteria. Choosing Limiting KG Select Limiting KG from the Analysis Type option in the Analysis menu or toolbar. it is essential that the same heel angle intervals are used and that the free-totrim options and CG are the same. select range for calculation of GZ curves Trim (fixed or free) from the Analysis menu The range of displacements to be used is set in the same way as they are set in the KN analysis. The heel angles used may differ from those used in the Large Angle Stability and KN analyses. After each cycle.

Page 96 . trim and centre of gravity are given in the results table. draft amidships. Limiting KG Environment Options Density Wave Form (if any) Damage (or Intact) from the Analysis toolbar Criteria Limiting KG Results Limiting KG analysis results are Limiting KG values. for each displacement and the limiting criterion. Limiting KG vs displacement graph The Limiting KG value is measured from the baseline. Criteria are only evaluated on the positive side of the GZ curve.) Limiting KG calculations will be significantly faster if the trim is fixed. you must still have at least one Large Angle Stability criterion selected. you may wish to use a smaller number of heel angles than for the Large Angle Stability calculations. As well as the limiting KG. so if there is any form of asymmetry. (However this will cause some loss of accuracy. However. The Limiting KG analysis also checks that any selected equilibrium based criteria are passed at each VCG that it tries. the minimum GM. it may be necessary to run the analysis heeling the vessel to both starboard and port (this can be done automatically in the Batch Analysis).Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Note: Since Limiting KG can be quite a time consuming analysis. which is not necessarily the same as the zero point.

If this tolerance is not achieved in a certain number of iterations.1mm. the correct values of displacement and VCG will be used in the evaluation of these criteria. the results in the Criteria results table display “Not Analysed”.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax After a Limiting KG analysis has completed. In this case. Some criteria may depend on the vessel displacement and or vessel‟s VCG. this is because they do not necessarily refer to the final KG and would be misleading. Hydromax will lower the KG and try again. rather than the heeling arm is constant). 1 meter). Where these values are explicit in the criterion‟s definition in Hydromax. However. Hydromax will continue doing this until the limiting KG value has been iterated to within 0. If the criteria pass. Hydromax will raise the KG value and try to make the criteria fail. Page 97 . For example in the case where the heeling moment. If any of the criteria fail. Important: For important information on varying displacement while evaluating criteria see Important note: heeling arm criteria dependent on displacement on page 240. Also see: Convergence Error on page 146 in the Analysis Settings section. the heeling arm will remain constant for all displacements (where it is perhaps desired that the heeling arm should vary with displacement. run a large angle stability analysis and check the selected criteria. Limiting KG Concepts Hydromax will iterate to a KG value that just passes all criteria you have specified in the criteria dialog.g. since the heeling arm is not related to the vessel displacement in its definition within Hydromax. Hydromax will start with a set start KG value (e. this can be done in the Batch Analysis. If you require the limiting KG for each criterion individually or wish to perform a Large Angle Stability and Equilibrium analysis at each of the displacements and the corresponding limiting KG. Hydromax will move on to the next displacement. problems can arise if the criterion is only available in its generic form – most commonly heeling arm criteria where the heeling arm is specified simply as a lever and not as a moment.

the intact vessel is upright (zero heel). If this method is selected Hydromax will look at the mass and CG of cargo or ballast in tanks which will be damaged during the analysis. this should be zero). i. This functionality has been in Hydromax for many years. which must therefore be offset. Hydromax will evaluate any equilibriumbased criteria that are selected for testing and act accordingly. however the specified displacement and CG corresponds to that of the intact vessel with damaged tanks empty. However. Example calculations It is probably simplest to explain this functionality by means of an example. Hydromax assumes that damaged tanks lose all liquid cargo or ballast that they may have been carrying and their buoyancy is lost from the vessel – analysis is done by the lost buoyancy method rather than the added mass method. This is not necessarily the case for equilibrium-based criteria such as freeboard requirements or for GZ-based criteria such as Angle of maximum GZ. Limiting KG for damage conditions with initially loaded tanks The set up of the Limiting KG analysis parameters has been modified to facilitate setting up the required TCG when calculating the Limiting KG for a damaged vessel where liquid cargo tanks initially carrying cargo or ballast water are damaged. this is because when they are damaged the ballast or cargo is assumed to be totally lost from the vessel. This is because under most circumstances. That is the specified displacement will be that of the intact vessel and that the resulting LCG. this is not seen as an additional mass because damage is computed by the lost buoyancy method. it is often required to specify a required TCG. the mass and CG of the intact vessel after deducting the masses of cargo or ballast in any tanks that will be damaged. (Although seawater enters these damaged areas. This is used to compute required TCG. if only these types of criteria are selected.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax When performing a Limiting KG analysis. Hydromax assumes that raising the VCG will make criteria more likely to fail and that reducing the VCG will make the criteria more likely to pass. at least one GZbased criterion must also be selected. If the vessel has an off-centre intact TCG.) Two methods of specifying the required TCG are possible. Hydromax must have at least one criterion that will improve by reducing the VCG. This is because to perform a sensible search. this can be specified below (if the vessel is symmetrical and initially upright. Note that we are only concerned about the tanks that will be damaged and that initially contain cargo or ballast. The tanks would generally provide a transverse moment that must be balanced by the mass of the vessel. Note that all results and input data will be assumed to be for the intact vessel. The second method was available in older versions of Hydromax and it is the first method that provides the additional functionality: 1. Current loadcase specifies initial loading of damaged tanks: This means that the currently selected Loadcase will be used to define the volume of cargo or ballast in tanks before damage is applied. TCG and KG will also be for the intact vessel. Page 98 . In this case.e. The second option is for the used to specify the required TCG directly. For Limiting KG calculations for a damaged vessel where some of the damaged tanks were initially non-empty. 2. Hydromax may have difficulty in finding a true limiting KG and specify convergence errors.

the specified TCG is zero: Page 99 . Initial tank loadings First we need to define how much cargo is in the tanks that will be damaged. This is done by defining a loadcase and switching to the intact mode to specify the tank filling levels. This is done in the Displacements dialog: Displacement dialog Setting the Trim options We now need to specify the trim options we wish to use. We wish to find the maximum VCG that the intact vessel may have in order to pass the selected stability criteria. Importantly we shall also specify that the current loadcase should be used to determine the required TCG and because the vessel is symmetrical.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The following sample calculations demonstrate how the new Limiting KG options may be used. but with an initial vessel trim of 0. Here we have specified that the tank is 80% full before the damage is applied. Use a loadcase to specify the initial quantities of fluids in tanks Setting the Displacements Secondly we need to define the displacement range we wish to calculate the Limiting KG for. In this case we shall use free to trim. A vessel with a port-side tank that are initially full will have this tank damaged.25m by the stern.

845mm Page 100 . It must be remembered that these are KG results not VCG so when checking the VCG must be calculated. these are filled significantly above the waterline so loss of ballast from these tanks will cause a list to Starboard. the stability criteria that need to be passed and a suitable range of heel angles to be computed to evaluate the criteria. In this case large port-side tanks are to be damaged. In this case the baseline (K) is at – 356.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Trim and TCG specification Running the Analysis We now need to select the damage case to be evaluated. Results from Limiting KG analysis Limiting KG results Validation of results The results can be validated by completing a Large Angle Stability analysis with the specified displacement and CG. We also need to determine which way we should heel the vessel and in doubt should try heeling the vessel in both directions to see which will give the worst result. so the analysis should be done in this direction.

it can be seen that (as expected) the stability criterion is passed with a very small margin. Page 101 . Remember that these are the intact vessel displacement and CG: Loadcase to check calculated Limiting KG When the analysis is run.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Model baseline Computed VCG values We can now set up a loadcase for one of the displacements.

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Criterion is passed with a small margin Floodable Length The Floodable Length analysis allows you to calculate the longitudinal distribution of maximum length of compartments that can be flooded with the vessel still passing specified equilibrium criteria. either initial trim or specified LCG) Displacement. Page 102 . Choosing Floodable Length  Select Floodable Length from the Analysis Type option in the Analysis menu or toolbar. The permeability dialog is used to specify the permeabilities to be used for the Floodable Length analysis. The range of displacements to be used is set in the same way as they are set in the KN and Limiting KG analyses. The VCG must also be specified since the Floodable length analysis is very sensitive to accurate trim calculations. select range and specify VCG Permeability. The analysis is always carried out free-to-trim. The Floodable Length may be computed for a range of displacements and compartment permeabilities. For information on Trim settings for Floodable Length Analysis. Floodable Length Analysis Settings The initial conditions required for Floodable Length analysis are: Trim (free-to-trim. The results are presented as the maximum length of compartment plotted (or tabulated) against the longitudinal position of the compartment‟s centre. Traditionally the criterion of margin line immersion is used to compute the Floodable Length curve. This means that the vertical separation of CG and CB is accounted for in the trim balance. select range Bulkhead location (if applicable) 1. but the centre of gravity can either be specified directly in the Trim dialog or it is computed from the specified initial trim. see: Trim on page 142. the permeability is applied over the entire length of the vessel and is also applied to the free-surface when calculating the reduction of waterplane area and inertia.

select which criteria should be evaluated Criteria must be specified from the analysis menu. All compartment standards up to the maximum specified will be plotted. The tabulated data is linearly interpolated from the graphical data. These are used to compute the Floodable Lengths.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax This permeability is unrelated to the permeability when defining compartments and is only used for floodable length calculations. Hydromax will treat the vessel sinking or the trim exceeding +/-89º as a criterion failure.) There are several graph plot options available in the Data | Data format dialog (when the floodable length graph is topmost). The Intact condition is automatically selected and the Damage toolbar is disabled Criteria from the Analysis menu. Note that internally. Page 103 . Floodable Length results The results of the analysis are given in tabulated format at the stations defined in the Maxsurf Design Grid as well as graphical format. Floodable Length Environment Options Density Wave Form (if any) Damage: no damage case may be selected as this is automatically defined by the analysis. (The raw graph data can be accessed by double clicking the graph. The vessel profile (centreline buttock) may also be displayed.

The length of this flooded compartment is increased section-by-section until one of the criteria is failed.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Floodable lengths graph options: Fix the y-axis so that it is the same scale as the x-axis. with the centre of the compartment at a section under investigation. The vessel sinking or the criteria failing in the intact condition could cause this. you can quickly adjust the bulkhead locations so that the vessel meets the required compartment standard. Page 104 . Vessel profile (shown in light grey) Floodable Length Bulkheads locations are specified in a table in the Input window. The graph updates in real time as you adjust the bulkhead locations so once you have calculated the floodable lengths. This process may be visualised by turning on the display of the Hydromax sections. the following dialog will be displayed. Plot the different compartment standards up to a specified maximum value. If the analysis is unable to find a condition where the vessel passes the selected criteria. Floodable Length Concepts The analysis is performed by defining a flooded compartment. The compartment is then moved progressively forward along the vessel.

The analysis can be carried out in flat water or in a specified waveform. Longitudinal Strength Settings The initial conditions required for Longitudinal Strength analysis are: Displacement and Centre of Gravity using the Loadcase window Distributed loads using the Loadcase window When the Longitudinal Strength analysis mode is selected. it is recommended that a minimum of 100 sections be used for most situations. Longitudinal Strength Longitudinal Strength lets you determine the bending moments and shear forces created in the hull due to the loads applied in the Loadcase window. allowable shears and moments from Input window Page 105 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Note: Speed versus Accuracy The analysis will be both considerably more accurate and slower with a larger number of sections in the Hydromax model. A trapezium shaped distributed load is derived from the centre and fore and aft extents of the load. two extra columns appear in the Loadcase window. Longitudinal Strength Environment Options Density Wave Form (if any) Damage (or Intact) from the Analysis toolbar Grounding (if any) Criteria. The speed of the analysis can be increased quite considerably by increasing the allowable tolerances in the Edit | Preferences dialog. See the Loadcase Longitudinally Distributed Loads section on page 45 for more details. Choosing Longitudinal Strength Select Longitudinal Strength from the Analysis Type option in the Analysis menu or toolbar. These are used to specify the longitudinal extents of the load.

the net load. Grounding reaction Loas buoyancy due to damaged tanks and compartments and Non-Byoyant Volumes (NBV) Mass + Buoyancy + Grounding + Damage (and NBV) x Shear Force = NetLoad ( x)dx AftSt Page 106 . are given positive values.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Note that Hydromax will always use the fluid simulation method when performing a longitudinal strength analysis. Damaged tanks and compartments reduce the buoyancy. such as normal masses in the loadcase or lost buoyancy due to damage. Longitudinal Strength Results The output from the longitudinal strength calculations is a graph of mass. If defined. damage and non-buoyant volumes and grounding loads. For more information on how Hydromax can take fluids in tanks into account see Fluids Analysis Methods on page 148. Downward acting masses. allowable shear forces and bending moments are overlayed on the graph. Upward acting forces such as buoyancy and grounding reactions are given negative values. From these. shear force and bending moment along the length of the hull are computed. Name of Curve Mass Buoyancy Grounding Damage/NBV Net Load Shear Description Vessel mass / unit length Buoyancy distribution / unit length = immersed cross sectional area * density. buoyancy.

You can display this table by choosing Longitudinal Strength from the Results sub-menu under the Window menu. Tanks are taken into account as distributed loads as well based on their mass distribution that is calculated from the tank sections. Note Make sure you have defined sections in your model in Maxsurf. at a range of capacities. Note: For the purposes of strength calculations. Strength” tab in the Results window. Tank Calibrations Tank Calibration allows you to determine the properties of the tanks you have defined in the Compartment window. Without this. Also see: Page 107 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Moment Bending Moment = Allowable shear and moment x ShearForce( x)dx AftSt Allowable shear and bending moments as specified in the input Modulus table. the longitudinal strength table will be empty. any point loads in the loadcase will be applied as a load evenly distributed 100mm either side of the position of the load. Choosing Tank Calibrations Select Tank Calibrations from the Analysis Type option in the Analysis menu or toolbar. Tank Calibration Input Tank definitions and boundaries Permeability Fluid type The above data are specified in the Compartment and Sounding Pipes definition tables. This data is also displayed in the “Long. alternatively double-clicking in the graph will give you all the data as plotted.

you may select which are displayed in the results table and graph using the Results toolbar.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Relative Density of Tank Fluids on page 59 Tank Calibration Settings Trim range. they are shown in grey. You may chose which columns are displayed using the Data Format dialog: Page 108 . angle or trim measurement Heel angle range Which items to be calibrated: Analysis | Calibration options dialog Analysis | Calibration options dialog: Compartments and Non-buoyant volumes may be calibrated if desired Tank Calibration Environment Options Calibration intervals – see Sounding Pipes Tank Calibration Results If a range of heel (and / or trim) angles have been defined. If Compartments or Non-buoyant volumes have also been calibrated.

For more information see Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference. the wetted surface area of the tank and the free-surface area.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax In the Window | Graphs menu each tank can be selected for display in the Graph window. Page 109 . Tank calibration calculations A number of data are calculated for the tanks. These include the tank inertias about their centre of gravity.

The inertias are in fact “volume inertias” in that they are not multiplied by the density of the fluid in the tank. Sounding pipes and tank calibration results If the vessel is trimmed. These points occur when the tank is near empty or near full. with the vessel at zero trim. near-full tank Figure a shows a sounding pipe that extends the whole height of the tank. nearempty tank Figure c Trim by bow. where M and dm indicate an integration over the volume of fluid in the tank. there are ranges of tank volumes that will show the same sounding/ullage. see below (increasing the trim. Page 110 . (The same effect can occur if the sounding pipe does not reach the lowest or highest point in the tank – remember that this can change as the vessel trims. will exacerbate this phenomenon): Figure a Zero trim Figure b Trim by bow.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The wetted surface area of the tank includes only that part of the tank that is wet by the fluid in it at the corresponding sounding level. which is effectively what is happening in the figures below). The following notation is used: x longitudinal-axis y transverse-axis z vertical axis Calculation of tank inertias. Here there will be a range of tank filling levels which all show zero sounding. Figure b shows the vessel with (bow down) trim and a small amount of fluid in the tank. Here all tank filling levels will have a valid sounding. the top of the tank is only included when the tank is pressed-full.

To specify the interval. Sounding intervals The sounding intervals for the calibration table may be: Automatic. the sounding pipe is in the middle of the tank and extends from the bottom to the top of the tank. “F”.0m). 0. 95%. this gives intervals of {0%. 10%. 100%} Max. the last two results are below the bottom of the sounding pipe.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Figure c shows the vessel with the same trim.9%. 0. Tank calibrations for severely trimmed vessels. Here there will be a range of tank filling levels that all show maximum sounding.1%. In a similar way. if the 1% level does not intersect the sounding pipe. 5%. you will get readings which have the same capacity but different soundings. 99. there are four results which all have a sounding of 1. 98% and 100% full levels do not intersect the sounding pipe. The profile view of the tank in the trimmed vessel is shown on the right. In the blue results. not the vertical step of the tank level). “Max” or a numerical value in the “Calibration Spacing” column of the Sounding Pipe definition table. if the sounding pipe extends above or below the maximum and minimum fluid levels.9%. … . only – {100%} In automatic mode the increments along the sounding pipe are chosen depending on the height of the tank to give approximately 20 soundings. the maximum sounding will be displayed. Alternatively you may specify a precise sounding step (this is the step along the sounding pipe. User defined Fredyn – {0%. 90%. Page 111 . 85%. 97. These effects will be noted in the tank calibration results if they are extreme enough since Hydromax always adds calibrations at 1%. 99. giving soundings of 0. type “A”.0m but different capacities – the fluid levels are all above the top of the sounding pipe. 85%. 95%. but with the tank nearly full. 10%.1%.9%. 98% and 100% full. In the results out lined in red. 100%} of the full capacity of the tank. 5%. sounding pipe does not cover full range of tank capacities. the sounding will be given as zero.0m but different capacities (the last but one calibration point is the fluid remaining in the tank when the sounding is 0. … .9%. 90%. Finally a “Fredyn” sounding list may be generated. see below. Similarly if the 97.

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Note: Backward compatibility with earlier versions of Hydromax If the model is saved with Fredyn calibration intervals and is loaded into an earlier version of Hydromax. MARPOL Options dialog (Analysis menu) The MARPOL options dialog allows the user to select the tanks that should be included in the analysis for both MARPOL Regulations. Fredyn sounding pipe The tank calibration intervals required by Fredyn are (as a percentage of full capacity) {0. To use these intervals. Regulation 23: Accidental oil outflow performance Define the tanks in the Compartment definition window then choose the MARPOL analysis mode. Page 112 . you must change the calibration intervals to Automatic or a positive value otherwise Hydromax will crash during the tank calibration analysis.0. 95.0.0. Seltect the Reolution and tanks to be included in the analysis in the MARPOL options (Analysis menu) dialog (see below). A common sounding pipe is used for “Fredyn tanks”. this sounding pipe starts at the vessel zero point and projects vertically upwards. Regulation 12A: Oil fuel tank protection Resolution MEPC. If only the 100% full values are required “Max” may be specified for the calibratin spacing.141(54). MARPOL Oil Outflow MARPOL probabilistic oil outflow calculation may be computed according to the following MARPOL regulations: Resolution MEPC. 90. Fredyn calibration intervals The tank calibrations normally follow regular length intervals along the sounding pipe. 5.1.9}. type “Fredyn” in the Calibration Spacing column of the Sounding Pipes Definition table: Specification of Fredyn calibration intervals Note that Compartments and non-buoyant volumes are always calibrated at the calibration intervals required by Fredyn. 10. all soundings for “Fredyn tanks” use this common sounding pipe.0.117(52). …. 99.

MARPOL Results and additional Input Because the calculations of the MARPOL analysis are very quick they are done in realtime as input data is edited by the user. For this reason the data input and results are combined in one table. it is not possible to guarantee that Hydromax will be 100% accurate in interpreting the measurements as defined in the MARPOL documents. When you select a Regulation with the radio buttons. Due to the nature of some of the measurements. The table is in the MARPOL tab of the Results window: Page 113 .and bottom-damage. MARPOL Tank measurements If the “Update all tank measurements” check-box is ticked. the corresponding list of selected tanks will be displayed in the grid. Further each tank has the option for being included in the computation for outflow due to side. for this reason the user should carefully review the values generated by Hydromax.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Tank selection for the MARPOL analysis The list of selected tanks is different for both Regulations since Regulation 12A is for fuel tanks and Regulation 23 applies to cargo tanks. then Hydromax will attempt to measure the required tank parameters (over-writing any that have previously been manually edited).

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax MARPOL calculations: Results Window The table is split into three parts: main Hull parameters. Page 114 . it is possible to revert back to the Hydromax calculated value or default by typing „H‟ or double clicking: Reverting back to default/calculated parameter values For full definitions of the parameters. For Regulation 12A. the nominal fuel oil density is specified by the user. The deepest loadline draft is taken as the DWL draft. which affects bottomdamage outflow in Regulation 12A. the deadweight is computed as the difference in displacements between the deepest loadline draft and the lightship draft (or may be specified directly). Furthermore the inert gas overpressure may be specified for Regulation 23. please refer to the relevant IMO instruments. oil outflow due to Side damage and finally oil outflow due to Bottom damage. Parameters that can be edited are shown in black. If a parameter is modified. Main Hull Parameters Different parameters are shown depending on the Regulation being used. Regulation 23 calculates the nominal oil density as the deadweight divided by the total tank capacity. the default being 1000kg/m3. the lightship draft is used to calculate the deadweight for Regulation 23 and the partial draft. those which cannot are shown in grey.

19(58) . it is also saved in the main . It is advisable to copy any manually edited data to a spreadsheet or text file if you only want to update the measurements of some tanks. please refer to the relevant IMO instruments Saving With the MARPOL sheet active. MSC. the MARPOL data may be saved. The user-editable tank parameters are the main dimensions which affect the probability of damage. listing first side-damage tanks. Probabilistic Damage IMO Probabilistic damage Hydromax support for Probabilistic damage according to both IMO MSC.hmd file when the design is saved.216(82) can be applied to both dry cargo and passenger ships whilst MSC. Page 115 . For full definitions of the parameters. These should be carefully checked since these can be difficult for Hydromax to automatically measure in some cases. For tanks which are to be considered for both side. these values are linked so it is only necessary to edit them in one location.damage.and bottom.216(82) and IMO MSC. then bottomdamage tanks. Note: Hydromax will overwrite user-edited tank parameters! Remember that any data that you change manually will be overwritten by Hydromax if the “Update all tank measurements” option is ticked in the MARPOL options dialog.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Main hull parameters required for each Regulation Tank Parameters Calculations are shown further down.19(58) is applicable to dry cargo vessels only.

Maxsurf model is loaded as normal User defines (first selecting File | New to open the Probabilistic damage data table) other ship data required for the probabilistic damage analysis in the Damage window | Global table. User defines the bulkheads and deck values for single and groups of adjacent zones. The GZ curves are calculated for a large number of different damage conditions and several load cases. When the Zones have been defined the user can then define which tanks are damaged in each zone in the Damage window | Zone damage table. During the analysis each GZ curve and details on the evaluation of the s-factor may be saved in a log file. For each condition. User defines the damage zones they wish to consider in the Damage window | Zones table Once 2 and 3 have been completed. A first pass at this can be automatically generated using the Case | Extent of damage command. The user can then perform the probabilistic damage analysis. the user may decide to refine the zone arrangement. the p-factors Damage window | p Factors table are automatically calculated and displayed as the zone data is modified. Hydromax runs a large angle stability analysis for each combination of loadcase and damage and collates the results to calculate the attained index. It is useful to have this interaction because if the p Factor is too large for a particular zone. The same log file is used for each analysis so it is important to either change the name or copy the file at the end of the analysis if the results are to be kept. This is then compared with the required index. a p-factor can be calculated. The vessel‟s attained subdivision index is the sum of the products of the pfactors with their corresponding s-factors. The log file parameters may be specified in the Edit | Preferences dialog: Page 116 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Probabilistic damage – Principles Essentially the probabilistic damage analysis performs a number of large angle stability analyses and uses the IMO criterion to determine an s-factor that depends on certain parameters of the GZ curve. Flow through – Typical Use-case The following section shows how the probabilistic damage analysis might typically be used. The attained subdivision index can then be compared with a required subdivision index to see if the vessel achieves a sufficiently high degree of safety.

The probabilistic damage input sheets are in the damage window after the normal damage condition sheet. Page 117 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Probabilistic damage result logging options (Edit | Preferences) Finding the probabilistic damage input sheets.

hmd file. Bring one of the probabilistic damage tables to the front to enable File menu items Probabilistic damage – Inputs In this section we shall look at the input parameters required for the probabilistic damage analysis. Chose the Probabilistic Damage analysis mode from the pull-down or Analysis menu: Page 118 . these data would be lost. Settings for Probabilistic damage GZ curve calculation Since the analysis essentially consists of a large number of GZ curve calculations. For this reason it is also possible to save the probabilistic damage data as a separate file (in a similar way to the other Hydromax input data). However this is new to version 14. most of the settings that are applicable to the Large Angle Stability analysis are also applicable to the Probabilistic Damage Analysis.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax A Probabilistic Damage toolbar button is available in the Windows toolbar which will take the user back to the last used probabilistic damage input table: Probabilistic damage – Saving input parameters The probabilistic damage data is saved in the .1 and if the file were read into an earlier version of Hydromax and saved. To load or save the probabilistic damage data as a separate file. ensure that one of the probabilistic damage data sheets in the Damage window is on top.

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Selecting Probabilistic Damage anlysis mode

Once you have selected the probabilistic damage analysis mode, you can define the heel angle range and trim settings to be used as well as any environmental parameters such as waveform (as well as the fluid analysis method to be used). During probabilistic damage analysis, it is possible to check the vessel heeling to both port and starboard. This is useful if the tanks contain ballast or cargo and it is uncertain in which direction the vessel will list when damaged (or indeed the vessel may list to different directions depending on the loadcase and damage). Hydromax will calculate the GZ curve in both directions and, if the criteria can be evaluated in both directions, the lowest s-factor will be taken. If the criteria can only be evaluated in one direction, then this value for the s-factor will be taken. It is recommended to evaluate at least one negative heel angle and the direction of heel should correspond to the side of the vessel that is being damaged (see below):

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Heel angle specification (as per Large Angle Stability)

Use either fixed trim or free to trim to loadcase. s-factor calculation

The s-factors are calculated by stability criteria. The Probailistic damage analysis has its own set of criteria (though the same parent criteria are also available in the large angle stability analysis criteria). When the analysis mode has been set to Proababilistic Damage, you will see the criteria that are used for this analysis. The number of parent criteria is reduced to only those which can calculate the s-factor. Also some “Default” criteria are supplied, you can add or modify these should you so desire. When running the analysis, Hydromax will look at the probabilistic criteria that have been selected and warn you if there are any problems.

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Probabilistic Damage Criteria Manager with Parent and Default criteria

The following rules should be observed when defining the probabilistic damage criteria:
As with the normal criteria manager, changes made to the parent (bold) criteria are not saved. If you need to modify any of the criteria you should make your own copies of the parent criteria A set of Default criteria are provided – these can be modified and changes will be saved. Only one criterion should be selected and it should correspond to the IMO Resolution being used. (Strictly, you may have up to one of each MSC.216(82) or MSC.19(58) criteria selected and Hydromax will automatically use the appropriate one – according to the selected Resolution in the Global sheet – but for clarity, it is probably best practive to just have a single criterion selected.) The criteria should always be selected for Damage analysis. Hydromax will automatically update some of the criteria parameters according to corresponding parameters in the probabilistic damage setup. However it is still good practice to review criteria parameters before starting the analysis. This is particularly true for the MSC.216(82) Resolution where the vessel type and heeling moments must be defined correctly. The criteria window can be closed with either of the close buttons.

For further information on how the s-factors are calculated and the different parameters, please refer to the Criteria Help section for the appropriate criteria (and heeling arms).
Main parameters and calculation of required subdivision index

The other parameters required for the probabilistic damage analysis are defined in the last four tables in the Damage window:

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Additional tables in the Damage window define the remaining Probabilistic damage input data

Depending on the selected IMO Resolution, different rows and columns will be displayed in the tables; both MSC.216(82) and MSC.19(58) are provided, A.265 VIII is not included. Tool tips have been added to provide a more detailed explanation of the input parameters and also the options available.

Tool tips for Global data sheet Global table

This table is used to define the main parameters for the probabilistic damage anlysis as well as provide some intermediate calculations. Input data are shown in black whilst results are shown in grey. Depending on the Resolution and vessel type, some rows may be hidden.

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Global table – MSC.216(82) Dry Cargo vessel and Passenger vessel

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Global table – MSC.19(58) Dry Cargo

Row Resolution -MSC.216(82) or MSC.19(58) Deepest subdivision draft (summer loadline) Loadcase Partial subdivision draft Loadcase Light service draft Loadcase Type -- Cargo or Passenger Lifeboat capacity N_1 Permitted max. num. of persons in excess of N_1: N_2 max. moulded breadth at or below deepest subdivision draft: B max. number of adjacent zones to consider min. p-Factor of damage to consider
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Description IMO Resolution to be used.

Name of loadcase that defines the vessel at the deepest subdivision draft. Name of loadcase that defines the vessel at the partial subdivision draft. Name of loadcase that defines the vessel at the light subdivision draft. not required for MSC.19(58). Vessle type. not required for MSC.19(58). Number of persons for whom lifeboats are provided. required for MSC.216(82), pax. Vessel only. Number of persons inclusing officers and crew that the vessel is permitted to carry in excess of N_1. required for MSC.216(82), pax. Vessel only. Parameter not currently used.

Specifies the upper limit of the number of adjacent zones that should be damaged. If you wish to limit the analysis by p-factor only, then specify the number of zones here (see min p-factor below). Specifies the minimum p-factor for which an analysis should be performed. The maximum a condition can contribute to the

If desired the vertical extent of damage (when automatically generating the zone damage) can be limited. Specifies which side of the vessel will be damaged (when automatically generating the zone damage). It is normal to begin the Zone numbering at the stern. If the the p-factor is very small the contribution to the attained index will be negligible and there is little point in carrying out the analysis. The extent of damage is assumed to go all the way to the centreline but you may specify which side of the vessel is damaged.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax max. The subdivision length is taken as the limits of the length defined by the zones. If desired the vertical extent of damage (when automatically generating the zone damage) can be limited. the boundaries of adjacent zones are automatically updated if required. then the s-factor will be taken as zero (irrespective of the GZ curve). Damage zones defined by fwd and aft boundaries Zones may be shown in the drawing views (this display option is only available in Probabilistic Damage analysis mode): Page 125 . This will ensure that conditions with zero p-factor will still be evaluated. with a number of complete rows selected) to add or delete zones. This can speed up the analysis. The heel direction in the Heel setup should correspond to the side of the vessel being damaged. this can speed up the analysis. but the option to start from the bow is also allowed in Hydromax The next table (Zones) allows for the definition of the longitudinal damage zones. If you wish the analysis to be purely limited by the number of adjacent zones (see above) then specify a small negative value. trim angle to consider Limit vertical extent of damage? max. If the vessel trim exceeds this value. vertical extent of damage Damaged side -Starboard or Port Zone 1 located at bow or stern? Longitudinal Zone definition attained index is the p-factor. Conditions whose pfactor is below this minimum will not be evaluated. Fore and aft extents of the zone boundaries are input by the user and the length and centre of the zone is automatically calculated. use Edit | Add or Delete (or Ctrl+A or Del key. As for other similar tables. as are the zone names.

This will help the user to determine the maximum number of adjacent zones that should be analysed.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Probabilistic damage zones (stbd. The last column shows whether a particular condition will be tested (if the p-factor is sufficiently large and the maximum number of adjacent zones is not exceeded). All combinations of adjacent zones are calculated at this point. A subtotal for the pfactor for a given number of adjacent zones is given as well as a cumulative to total for all the p-factors. it probably makes more sense to limit the analysis by specifying a desired minimum p-factor rather than a number of adjacent zones.19(58) made in the Global table.216(82) or MSC. Page 126 . In practice. side damage) shown in pink. This can easily be done by specifying the maximum number of adjacent zones as the number of zones defined. P-Factors From the damage zone calculations. The columns displayed depends on the choice of Resolution: MSC. the probability of damaging a longitudinal zone or group of adjacent zones is calculated as well as the cumulative probability.

but also for groups of adjacent zones. there is a special way of calculating the b-value and this needs to be done for each set of adjacent zones. the inner limit being at a distance side-shell offset minus b from the centreline. Page 127 . A column is provided for the user to specify the side-shell offset (from the centerline) and this is used only to draw the transverse extents of the damage zone. it is also possible to define sub-zones due to longitudinal bulkheads (transverse subdivision) and decks (vertical subdivision). The b-values are defined not only for each individual zone. I have followed IMO notation by specifying the penetration depth from the side-shell (rather than specifying the offset from the centerline). Transverse sub-zone definition and R-Factors Transverse sub-zone definition allows the user to limit the damage penetration to a certain distance into the vessel towards the centerline. The r-factors are then calculated for each of the b-values that have been defined. measured from the side-shell. This is because where the side-shell or bulkhead is not parallel to the centerline. If no b-values are specified. Note that there is one extra r-factor than the number of bulkheads – this represents the probability of damaging to the centerline.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax p-factor calculations for individual and groups of zones Sub zones due to transverse and vertical subdivision As well as the main longitudinal subdivision. the zone will be damaged up to (but not across) the centreline. The side-shell offset value defaults to the maximum halfbeam of the vessel. The sum of all r-factors should be unity (a check is provided).

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Longitudinal bulkhead definition and corresponding r-factors Page 128 .

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Visualisation of zones and sub-zones: sub-zones shown dashed. Clicking in a zone or sub-zone in the table highlights the zone graphically Page 129 . This can also be seen in rendered view to quite effectively visualize the damage. The currently selected zone or sub-zone is shown in bold as well as any damage for that zone. selected zone shown in bold.

Note that during the full probabilistic damage analysis. but these also depend on the draft of the vessel. Page 130 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Vertical sub-zone definition and V-Factors Similarly decks may be defined to create vertical subdivision of the zones. Loadcase for v-factor calculations is selected by clicking on the desired loadcase in the Global table. The loadcase for v-factor calculations is selected by clicking on the desired loadcase in the Global table. the v-factors will be automatically recalculated for the loadcase under consideration. The corresponding v-factors are calculated. Thus we introduce the concept of the currently selected Loadcase for the displayed vfactors.

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Deck definition and corresponding v-factors Page 131 .

From this Hydromax can work out what should be damaged for any combination of adjacent damaged zones. but has been added for convenience should the user wish to manually run large angle stability analyses for the same damage cases. This stage is not required for the probabilistic analysis. Definition of whats damaged in each zone Once the zones are defined the user can select the Case | Extent of damage command and this will automatically generate the zone damage according to which tanks lie within the zone boundaries. Once the automatic damage is defined. Page 132 . The “Zone damage” tab of the Damage window must be on top to enable this command. this can be modified by the user should this prove to be necessary (or it can be defined from scratch by the user).Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Zone damage The zone damage sheet specifies which tanks are damaged for a given zone. if the pfactor exceeds the minimum values specified (again in the Global tab). The Damage window must be on top for this command to work. Damage cases will be added up to the maximum number of adjacent zones specified in the Global tab. Automatic definition of damage for each zone Additionally the user may automatically generate damage cases for the Zone damage that has been defined damage configurations within the maximum number of adjacent zones range and above the minimum p-factor will be added.

Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Automatic creation of damage cases using the damage defined for each zone Visualization of zone damage When in Probabilistic damage analysis mode the damaged tanks and compartments displayed are not those of the current damage case. Page 133 . The zone is selected by clicking in the corresponding column of the Zone Damage table. but those of the currently selected zone.

but these can be overridden (for the probabilistic damage analysis only) for each draft if desired. the permeabilities are the same as the damage permeabilities given in the Compartment Definition table. the permeability values are copied from the Compartment definition.2: MSC. Page 134 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Zone damage visualisation Probabilistic damage permeabilities It is possible to define different permeabilities to be used for tanks and compartments for the different load conditions – as required for “cargo compartments” in MSC. By default.2 Thess values are defined in the Permeabilities table in the Probabilistic Damage window. When you generate new probabilistic damage data. but they are not updated if they are then changed in the Compartment definition window.216(82) Regulation 7-3.216(82) Regulation 7-3.

the permeability used for any damaged tanks is shown: Probabilistic damage – Analysis Once the analysis parameter data has been defined. These are not exhaustive tests but should pick up critical errors. it is worth checking that the heel direction (Analysis | Heel) is correct and also check that the s-factor calculation parameters are corerect (Analysis | Criteria) Pre-run checks When trying to run the probabilistic damage analysis.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax In the log file. The following checks are made: Page 135 . Hydromax will make several checks to see if the analysis parameters have been correctly set up.

excessive trim occur or the large angle stability analysis fail to converge. The required index is also shown as well as pass/fail status. If Hydromax finds no criteria selected but a suitable one is available (but unselected) then it will prompt the user to use this one: Analysis Large angle stability analyses are computed for each combination of loadcase and zone damage up to either the specified maximum number of adjacent zones or the minimum specified p-factor. Note that only one criterion may be selected. Page 136 . this is reported and the s-factor given as zero. Should the vessel sink. Basic data pertinent to calculation of the s-factor is also presented as well as a total Attained subdivision index at the bottom of the table.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax That loadcases that have been specified exist That the vessel type is correct in the criteria (if MSC.216(82) is being used) That the correct s-factor criterion has been selected.

floating the hull to equilibrium conditions where required. you can resume calculation by selecting Resume Analysis from the Analysis Menu or toolbar. There may be a slight time delay on all of these operations while the current cycle is finished. The start. Starting and Stopping Analyses To start the analysis. including all the GZ results and criteria evaluation for each loadcase / damage case combination are logged during the analysis.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Probabilistic analysis results Probabilistic damage – Future developments The probabilistic damage analysis is still under development and new features will be added in subsequent versions of Hydromax. Calculations may be interrupted at any time by selecting Stop Analysis from the Analysis menu or toolbar. Hydromax will flash and beep to indicate that the analysis has been completed. switch to a table window and maximise it to speed up the analysis. Hydromax will continue to calculate in the background although its speed will be reduced. Hydromax will redraw the contents of the windows to display the current hull position for each iteration. Should the analysis take longer than about 45 seconds. pause and resume functions are also available in the Analysis toolbar: Probabilistic damage Log file All the intermediate results. If you are not interested in seeing the progress of the analysis. The logfile location is specified in the Preferences dialog: Page 137 . You can also switch application by clicking in the window of any background program. Hydromax will step through the parameter ranges specified. If you have stopped the analysis. The drawing of the vessel at each step of the analysis can be quite time consuming. choose Start Analysis from the Analysis menu or toolbar.

Further. For the Limiting KG analysis you may also check the Limiting KG for each criterion individually. Limiting KG and KN calculations can be made for each damage condition. Hydromax will run Large Angle Stability and Equilibrium analyses for all combinations of load and damage cases.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Probabilistic Damage analysis logging Batch Analysis Batch Analysis Concepts Hydromax has basic batch processing capability. There are other options which allow the analysis to be performed heeling to both port and starboard. The aim of the batch processing function is to: Page 138 . You may also choose to perform a Large Angle Stability and Equilibrium analysis at the final VCG. With a single command.

damage cases. criteria and analysis parameters for the required analyses have been set up. key points. the Batch Analysis is started Analysis | Start Batch Analysis Page 139 . Before you can perform a Batch Analysis it is recommended that you run a number of Analyses manually to check whether the Model has been defined correctly and all Analysis Settings and Environment conditions have been set correctly. file name etc. Facilitate time consuming Limiting KG analyses. Facilitate testing with heel to port and starboard for vessels with asymmetric loading and/or damage conditions (or hulls).: analysis parameters. i.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Provide the user with a simple and consistent way of carrying out Large Angle Stability and Equilibrium analyses on a large number of load and damage cases.e. Provide all relevant results and the data required to be able to reproduce the runs. Enable Limiting KG and KN analyses to be performed automatically for all damage cases. Facilitate export of the data from Hydromax and import into MS Excel for post processing and report generation. Batch Analysis – Procedures Once the loadcases. especially where results for all individual criteria are required.

Batch Analysis Settings Analysis parameters such as trim. minimising Hydromax can reduce the time required to perform the calculations. When the option for Sending the results to Word is selected in the Edit | Preferences dialog.5 m then select Analysis | Batch Analysis Batch Analysis Environment Options (Criteria) Any Analysis Environment Options specified prior to a Batch Analysis will be used during the Batch Analysis. are set in the normal way for each analysis type included in the Batch analysis. Any criteria that have been set are evaluated at the end of each analysis and the results of these are also output to the text file. it is advisable not to include the results in the report.5 m: first select the Large Angle Stability analysis type from the analysis menu set the trim to Fixed trim and 0. it is possible that your computer will become very slow to respond and under some circumstances with certain operating systems even cause Hydromax to crash. if you want the Large Angle Stability to use a fixed trim of 0. Also see: Reporting on page 155. The report is stored in memory and if you have insufficient memory. For example. see Important note: heeling arm criteria dependent on displacement on page 240. This is because time consuming redrawing of the design windows. Once the analysis is complete. it is not possible to go back to the results for a specific analysis from within Hydromax. Page 140 . heel angles etc. Batch Analysis Results Before analysis starts. the batch analysis will automatically create a Word document. Warning: Sending the results to the Report can slow down analysis considerably and also consume considerable system resources. only the results of the final analysis will be stored in Hydromax.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Batch analysis runs all combination of loadcases and damage cases. For large batch analysis. Tip: Under most operating systems. this tab delimited text file may be imported directly into MS Excel for further processing. At the bottom of the dialog is a check box which allows users to select whether the results of a batch analysis should go to the Report window in Hydromax as well as the batch analysis text file. graphs and tables is avoided. Because the analyses are simply carried out one after the other. Important: For important information on varying displacement while evaluating criteria. you will be prompted to enter the name and location of the file where Hydromax will write the results of the batch analysis.

In the Specified Condition Analysis any combination of the variable pairs may be specified. This way the volume of the displaced hull matches the required mass and the centres of gravity and buoyancy lie one above the other in a vertical line. Heel The Heel dialog from the analysis menu is used to specify the range of heel angles to be used for Large Angle Stability. In this case the LCB and TCB (and therefore the required LCG and TCG) are calculated from the underwater hullshape at each draft.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Analysis Settings In the previous sections opening and preparing a model in Hydromax was discussed together with descriptions of the different Analysis types. The various analysis types and settings can be thought of as setting one variable in each pair to a fixed value and deriving the others from the analysis. If only one set of steps is required. In hydrostatic analysis. trim and draft by varying the displacement and centre of gravity. trim and draft. there are three degrees of freedom: Trim. KN and Limiting KG analyses. or it can match a specified displacement and centre of gravity by varying the heel. Hydromax matches the trim. Heel and Draft. For example: it can match a specified heel. The heel steps must be positive. heel and draft with the vessel‟s mass and centre of gravity or visa versa. Page 141 . Combinations of both are also possible. For example: the Upright Hydrostatics analysis consists of fixing heel and trim and stepping through a series of fixed drafts. simply put 0 in the other steps. Heel angles between 180 and +180 may be specified. This section will describe the following analysis settings: Heel Trim Draft Displacement Specified Conditions Permeability Hydromax will allow specification of only those analysis settings that apply to the currently selected analysis type. because vertical centre of gravity is also important and also because most of the variables are coupled. For an equilibrium analysis all degrees of freedom are derived from the centre of gravity and Displacement. The following table is a very simplified representation of the degrees of freedom and their weight counterpart: Degree of Freedom Draft Trim Heel Weight Displacement Longitudinal Centre of Gravity (LCG) Transverse Centre of Gravity (TCG) 1 2 3 In fact it is a rather more complicated situation than that suggested by the table above.

(For the Specified Condition analysis. It is possible that the GZ at zero heel may be very slightly positive (due to asymmetry or rounding error) for this reason. etc. and there is any doubt as to which will be the worst heel direction. If all the heel angle intervals are 10 deg or less. Trim For most analyses you may specify whether the vessel is free-to-trim or has fixed trim. to ensure that the equilibrium angle is identified. Large Angle Stability. at say -5 degrees. damage. Note: For the angle of equilibrium to be found (when analysing criteria). Page 142 . Floodable Length and Tank Calibrations.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax If there is any asymmetry in the vessel due to either: hull shape. it is advisable to test at least one negative heel angle. loading. it is essential that the GZ curve crosses the GZ=0 axis with positive slope. If any step is greater than 10 deg. Note: The heel angles to be used are specified independently for each analysis mode.) Equilibrium and Longitudinal Strength analyses always use a free trimming (and free heeling) analysis so that there is no trimming (or heeling) moment applied to the vessel at the final equilibrium. KN Analysis Limiting KG.. key points. then the analysis should be carried out for both heel to starboard and heel to port to find the most pessimistic condition. This is to allow roll back angle criteria to be evaluated correctly. It is good practise to start the heel range at an angle of approximately -30°. Hydromax will not do any curve fitting and linear interpolation will be used. Select Trim in the Analysis menu to bring up the Trim dialog. This can be a source of apparent differences in the results from the different analyses. Hydromax will fit a cubic spline to the GZ curve and use this to interpolate for values between the tested heel angles. Trim may be specified for Upright Hydrostatics. the trim may be specified in the Specified Conditions dialog.

Probabilistic Damage. KN. Free to trim to specified CG – this is again free-to-trim but the CG is specified in the dialog. the vessel is not free-totrim as it heels. all three components of the CG need to be know. Calculations at each heel angle of the large angle stability analysis are then done free-to-trim using the derived LCG and VCG. Equilibrium. Free to trim to loadcase – the analysis trims the vessel to the CG specified in the loadcase. 3. Fixed trim (KN and Limiting KG analyses only). This applies to all analyses that carry out a large angle stability-type analysis (Large Angle Stability. Longitudinal Strength. The analysis is carried out with the specified fixed trim. heel is not considered thus TCG cannot be specified. intact vessel trim will be the same. the upright. for each displacement. Although considerably faster. the VCG is being found by the analysis. This it is possible to specify the LCG either directly or so that the upright. In this case. specified initial trim. so cannot be specified. Specification of different trim options is dependent on the type of analysis currently selected. This is for when a range of displacements is used for the analysis: Limiting KG. intact vessel floats at a specified trim. This option is available for all analyses that have a loadcase: Large Angle Stability. For the Floodable Length analysis. Limiting KG.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Essentially there are three options for trim: 1. Free-to-trim using a specified initial trim value Using this method. Floodable Length. Thus. KN. for each displacement. the LCB of the intact vessel at the specified trim and zero heel is computed. The TCG and VCG are specified directly. In the case of the Limiting KG analysis. but the LCG will be different. Probabilistic Damage) as well as Upright Hydrostatics and Tank Calibrations 2. Page 143 . The LCG is calculated using this value and the VCG. Fixed trim – the analysis is carried out at a fixed. this analysis will tend to overestimate ship stability properties such as GZ.

VCG for trim balance The VCG. for each displacement. Current Loadcase specifies initial loading of damaged tanks (los mass during analysis) Finally. the VCG is needed to provide an accurate balance of the trimming moment. there is an option to automatically adjust the displacement and LCG of the vessel so that liquid cargo of damaged tanks is removed from the model. the VCG will be used to calculate the LCG if an initial trim value is specified. (As the trim angle increases the longitudinal movement of the centre of gravity due to its vertical position becomes more important. the actual VCG is used and the VCG input field will state “not applicable”. any liquid cargo should also be removed from the model. Also. TCG value The TCG option allows you to specify an off-centreline centre of gravity for Limiting KG and KN calculations. This is for consistency with the lost buoyancy analysis method: the buoyancy contribution of damaged tanks is removed from the model. the VCG will only have an effect if the analysis is free-to-trim. for the Limiting KG analysis. a specified constant LCG is maintained for each displacement. This is especially useful when evaluating the Limiting KG of a damaged vessel that had cargo or ballast in tanks which are subsequently damaged. Page 144 . It will also be used to improve the accuracy of the KN results. For KN analysis. Thus. because the analysis is very sensitive to trim. measured from the vertical zero datum (not necessarily KG). It will be used to determine the LCG if an initial trim value is specified. Draft The draft dialog is used to specify the range of drafts to be used for the Upright hydrostatics analysis. which are always calculated free-to-trim. so to be consistent. the LCG will be the same. The TCG can be either specified directly or calculated from the tank loadings defined in the current loadcase. but the upright vessel trim will be different. For Floodable Length calculations. may be specified.) In the case of the Limiting KG analysis. This LCG is then used to compute the free-to-trim vessel orientation at each heel angle as the large angle stability analysis is performed.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Free-to-trim to a specified LCG value With this method.

The last set of permeabilities used will be recalled from the registry when Hydromax is started. from the baseline. See Specified Conditions on page 90. Permeability The Permeabilities are set in a table in the Permeability dialog. Use the Add and Delete buttons to add or delete rows from the table. The permeabilities may be sorted by double clicking on the permeability column heading. the permeability is applied over the entire length of the vessel. Individual Permeability of Tanks and Compartments The individual permeability of each compartment (or tank) is specified in the Compartment definition table.e. and/or calculating the weights of fluids in tanks in the loadcase. The Permeability dialog is used to specify the permeabilities to be used for the Floodable Length analysis. tank and non-buoyant volume permeabilities are used when calculating the effects of damage. tank or non-buoyant volume permeability and is only used for floodable length calculations.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax The VCG specified in the draft dialog is used for the calculation of upright stability characteristics such as GMt only. and is specified in terms of KG – i. Specified Conditions The specified conditions analysis setting is only available for the specified condition analysis. Page 145 . which is not necessarily the vertical zero datum. Limiting KG and Floodable Length calculations. Displacement The displacement dialog is used to specify the range of displacements to be used for the KN. This permeability is unrelated to compartment. The compartment.

0%.1% (1 gram in 10 tonnes of displacement). Acceptable tolerances should always be greater than Ideal tolerances. If convergence to within the acceptable error has not been achieved. Hydromax will continue. Also convergence may be poor if the trim angle approaches 90 . If Hydromax thinks that it is likely that the model has sunk (waterplane area is zero at the current condition) the following dialog will be displayed. calculation tolerances can be set. The specified displacement and the actual displacement at the current iteration are provided for information. The warning is also not shown when accessing Hydromax from a VBA macro using the Automation interface Page 146 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Also see: Modelling Compartments on page 51 Tolerances In the Edit | Preferences dialog. Hydromax will display a warning.00001% and 0. If this is not achieved within a certain number of iterations. but the acceptable error has been achieved. instead the warning is written in the batch file. This defines the tolerances that Hydromax uses to determine when to finish iteration during Large Angle Stability Equilibrium analysis Specified conditions KN calculations Floodable Length Longitudinal Strength Ideal tolerances can range between 0. Note This warning is not displayed during batch analysis. Convergence Error Hydromax will attempt to solve most analysis to within the ideal tolerance. Acceptable tolerances can range from 0. One of the most common causes of non-convergence is if the specified displacement exceeds the volume of the completely submerged vessel and it sinks.001% to 1.

producing a highly non-linear waterplane area vs. trim angle curve or moment to heel vs. The analysis will also fail to converge if the trim becomes excessive. If Hydromax fails to converge it will give you a warning. this limit is increased to +/-89º. which appears not to be due to sinking. this section describes the analysis environment options available in Hydromax in more detail: Page 147 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax If there is a convergence problem. you can interrupt Hydromax by pausing the analysis. Hydromax will search for the equilibrium position indefinitely. If the search is unsuccessful after a reasonable period of time. in the case of the Floodable Length analysis. Note: There are occasions when convergence will not necessarily occur within the maximum allowable number of iterations. Other causes of non-convergence can be non-linear moment to trim vs. Analysis Environment Options The analysis can be performed in different environments. All analyses other than Floodable Length will fail if the trim exceeds +/-45º. If you choose to continue. then the following dialog will be displayed. heel angle curve. but will allow you the option of continuing the search. This problem can sometimes occur if the specified displacement is extremely small and the vessel has a large flat bottom. draft plot.

3. (see IMO IS Code) Page 148 . (see IMO IS Code) 3. In addition it is possible to ignore the free surface moment if the VCG correction for a single tank. Free surface effects need not be considered where a tank is nominally full .3. The upper limit is clearly stated by IMO as 98%.10 The usual remainder of liquids in empty tanks need not be taken into account in calculating the corrections. provided that the total of such residual liquids does not constitute a significant free surface effect.i.e.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Fluids Analysis Methods Density Waveform Grounding Stability Criteria Damage Fluids Analysis Methods Hydromax allows you to specify two different ways of simulating any fluids contained in tanks or compartments. if the filling level is less than or equal to the lower limit or the filling level is greater than or equal to the upper limit. This functionality is accessed through the Analysis | Fluids dialog: Fluid Analysis dialog If the corrected the VCG method is used.e.2 Free surface effects should be considered whenever the filling level in a tank is less than 98% of full condition. Selecting Fluids in the Analysis menu opens the Fluids Analysis dialog. the FSM is applied if the filling level is within the exclusive range specified. filling level is 98% or above. You may set different limits for each of the different free surface moment types other than “User Specified”. This requires that a nominal minimum displacement be specified. This is applicable to the “IMO” free surface moment type only.3. due to the free surface moment is less than a specified amount. the free surface moment will be zero. It is possible to specify the range of filling levels for which free surface moments should be applied in the loadcase. but the code provides some flexibility in interpretation for the lower limit. i.

calculated in the upright condition. Note: Tank Calibration results In the tank calibration results the free-surface moment based on the transverse second moment of area of the tank waterplane is given for all filling levels. authorities have not adopted this more accurate calculation of the shift in centre of gravity due to fluid movement. if required. This is because the actual free surface moment to be used to determine the VCG in a loadcase depends on the method being used and also the heel angle in question (in the case of the IMO correction). not those from the actual second moment of area of the inclined tank waterplane.3. This method should be used when compiling a stability booklet for a design. Note Most documented stability criteria assume that the corrected VCG method has been used.9 Small tanks which satisfy the following condition using the values of "k" corresponding to an angle of inclination of 30°. see Working with Loadcases on page 38. Note that the upright free surface moments as shown in the loadcase are used.01m min where M fs is the free surface moment of the tank in question and is the ship displacement at the minimum mean service draft of the ship without cargo. These values are automatically calculated from the maximum free surface moments of the tanks. In this case. need not be included in the correction: M fs / min 0. For more information. There are several FSM types available. The effective rise in VCG due to the tanks' free surface is calculated by summing the free surface moment of all the tanks and dividing by the total vessel displacement (the free surface moment to be applied is specified in the loadcase). Note: Calculation of GM GM values always use the centre of gravity corrected for free surface moments even if the “simulate fluid” option has been chosen. Although the computational potential is available. the loading window will include a column for free surface moment and cells for corrected fluid VCG. with 10% stores and minimum water ballast. as it corresponds with the traditional approach used by naval architects and classification societies worldwide. Fluid analysis method: Use corrected VCG Tank capacities and free surface moments are calculated for the upright hull (zero trim and zero heel).Chapter 3 Using Hydromax 3. Page 149 . It is reasonably accurate at low angles of heel and trim.

Conversions are performed automatically. When selected.e. Page 150 . When fluid simulation is used in one of these analyses. fluid simulation is used for analyses that use a loadcase. When fluid simulation method is selected. Every tank is rotated to the heel and trim angle being analysed. Density of Fluids Where necessary. tall narrow tanks. The penalty of using this approach is that the calculation time is longer. Large Angle Stability. Alternatively. Hydromax iterates to find the fluid level for the rotated tank at the specified capacity. Equilibrium Condition and Longitudinal Strength (the Longitudinal Strength analysis always uses fluid simulation). the density of sea water (the fluid in which the vessel is floating) and fluids commonly carried on board can be adjusted using the Density dialog. VCG and TCG are calculated for the whole design and used in the calculation of GZ. i. The new LCG. KG. the actual fluid level in the tank. and GM. or wide shallow tanks). may be specified.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Fluid analysis method: Simulate fluid movement This method is a faithful simulation of the static movement of the centre of gravity of the fluid in each tank. Specific gravity is calculated relative to a fluid having a density of 1000. filled to the volume specified in the loadcase. density may be specified using Barrels as the unit of volume. The new centre of gravity is calculated for each tank and used in the analysis.0 kg/m3. however the results are significantly more accurate. free surface moments and corrected fluid VCG are normally not displayed in the loadcase. This approach is used when the stability of a vessel is being investigated and the closest possible simulation of the hull's behaviour is required. or non-dimensional relative density (specific gravity). It is particularly useful at high angles of heel or trim. will be displayed in the View window. or with tanks whose heeled water plane area may be significantly different from the upright case (i. Otherwise the complete tank will be shown.e. Density using the current units.

If the vessel is to float in a different fluid. it is necessary to change the density of this fluid. Tank calibrations results and loading conditions will also be updated.9443 0. each separated by a tab character. colour respectively (the colour is in hexadecimal for the red. Tanks that have been specified as containing one of these fluids will be updated automatically when the density of the fluid is changed in the Density dialog.9200 0. Saving and Loading Densities Densities listed in the Density table can be saved and loaded using the File menu.8883 0. These are fluid name. fluid code. specific gravity. green. The four columns.0250 1.7499 6D00FF00FF00 6D006D00FF00 FF005F005F00 FF005B00FF00 6D00FF006D00 7F007F007F00 3F003F003F00 FF0000007F00 Page 151 . The name and code for the first entry. All other entries may be edited (the same restrictions area applied as when editing through the Density dialog). The densities file may be edited manually if desired. Thus. Note that only the custom fluids may have their names changed. you would change the density of "Sea Water" to 1000.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax By assigning a code to the fluid you can easily apply the fluid type in the Compartment Definitions table.0000 0. Note The vessel's hydrostatics are always calculated assuming the vessel is floating in the fluid labelled "Sea Water". Sea Water Water Ballast Fresh Water Diesel Fuel Oil Lube Oil ANS Crude Gasoline leaded S B W D F L C G 1. cannot be changed (any changes made will be ignored).8400 0. Sea Water.0 kg/m3.0250 1. if you wanted to carry out an analysis for a vessel in fresh water. There is one row for each of the 18 fluid types. This is the first fluid in the list printed in bold font. blue components and are probably much more easily edited in the Density 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.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Unlead. you can always reset the densities to their default values in the Densities dialog.0000 1.0000 1.607 √ Wavelength [m] This is the metric equivalent of the US Naval standard wave height: Wave height [ft] = 1.075875 Wavelength Page 152 .7499 0.0000 1. the waveheight reduces linearly with wavelength given by the formula: Wave height = 0. the wavelength. wave height and phase offset can be specified. If the wavelength is modified the wave height defaults to a value in metres of: Wave height [m] = 0.8524 0.0000 FF007F007F00 7F007F00FF00 F600FA00C900 FF00FF007F00 FF006F00FF00 D6000300D600 D600D6000300 0300D600D600 D60003000300 DF00DF00DF00 If you make an error. To specify a waveform.9130 1.7471 0. Gas.1 √ Wavelength [ft] For short waves of wavelength less than 64m. JFA MTBE Gasoil Slops Custom 1 Custom 2 Custom 3 Custom 4 Custom 5 U J M GO SL C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 0.0000 1. The wavelength defaults to the waterline length of the hull at the DWL. select the Waveform command from the Analysis menu: The water plane can be specified as flat. If a waveform is specified. or as a sinusoidal or trochoidal waveform.8203 0.

5. The phase offset governs the position of the wave crest aft of the forward end of the DWL. 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. the wave height may be modified. as a proportion of the wavelength. It is possible to specify grounding on one or two points of variable length. this will be reflected in the results: The displacement column will show the total grounding reaction force in brackets. with a wavelength equal to the waterline length.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Once a wavelength has been set. a phase offset of 0. GMt and GMl are all calculated to the effective centre of gravity. Page 153 . Remember that KG is measured in the upright vessel reference frame (normal to the baseline). For example. The value of KG. the sum of the buoyancy and the grounding reactions equals the loadcase displacement. will give a single wave crest at amidships. The Equilibrium analysis will determine whether the hull is grounded or free floating and will trim the hull accordingly. both of which correspond to a wave crest at the forward end of the DWL. Damage can be specified concurrently with grounding. this will bring the effective centres of gravity and the centre of buoyancy in line vertically. The phase offset varies between 0 and 1. If the vessel touches one or both grounding points. Grounding Grounding is an additional analysis environment option for the Equilibrium or Longitudinal Strength analysis. The effective centre of gravity will be modified by the grounding reactions – a mass is effectively being removed from the vessel.

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. 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. Note: Fixed zero heel during grounding analysis The equilibrium analysis will only consider the longitudinal balance of moments. Damage You can specify whether the model is to be analysed in intact or damaged condition using the Analysis Toolbar. the second grounding point is the aft grounding point. the first point (edit boxes on the left) must refer to the forward grounding point. Also see: Damage Case Definition on page 71 Page 154 . i. For more information see Chapter 4 Stability Criteria starting at page 163.e. Stability Criteria Stability criteria may be seen as the “environment of authorities” that the ship will be deployed in.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Note: Grounding points are considered to span the transverse extents of the hull and therefore constrain the heel to zero. When two grounding points are entered.

if the option to Stream the report to Word has been selected in the Edit | Preferences dialog a word document is automatically generated after a Batch Analysis. After you have run an analysis a Word document is created and opened automatically. To do this: Edit | Preferences Select the option to Send the Report to Word This will send the Report document to Word instead of to the Report window. For large numbers of cases. Additionally. Page 155 .Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Analysis Output Hydromax will produce the following output data: Hydromax model visualisation Result data tables per analysis Graphs per analysis Report o o o Report window Streamed directly to a Word document Report Templates In this section: Reporting Copying Select View from Analysis Data Saving the Hydromax Design Exporting Reporting Hydromax has several options to do your reporting: Batch Analysis text file and/or streaming to Report window Automatically generate a report in the Report Window for each analysis run Automatically Streaming results to Word Manually copy and paste tables and graphs from the Results Window and Graph Window The most efficient method depends on the number of loadcases and damage cases you have to analyse and the output you require. Select the option to send the results to the report window if you require Graphs. Form small number of loadcases and damage cases you can do a manual copy and paste of the results into a report. This then allows you to validate the results at the same time. This also applies to Batch Analysis. Streaming results to Word It is possible to stream the Analysis results directly to Word. Batch Analysis results saved as text files do not include graphs. it is recommended to use batch analysis.

Simply tick the box „Use Word Templating‟. Please note that Send Report to Word must be enabled before you can enable this option.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Report Templates Hydromax offers the ability to customise reports through a Report Template. or you can build your own template. This feature is only available when sending reports to Microsoft Word. it is possible to use template keywords to specify where in the document the analysis results go and where each element of the output (such as graph. You can use one of the sample templates provided.dotx/dotm (for Word 2007) format and will be used when creating any future reports. Two Report Templates have been included to get you started: StabilityBooklet. etc) is placed. See the dialog box below as an example: The Word Template File specified should be in . To turn on Report Templating you need to select it in the Preferences dialog box. With report templates.dot or . instead of just dumping the results of each analysis into a Word document. This gives you much greater control over how the analysis results are output than with the normal Send Report to Word option and allows you to customise your own report template document. tables.dot Page 156 .

On Windows XP/Server 2003 the default location for the report templates is: C:\Program Files\Maxsurf 14\Report Templates\ On Windows Vista. The image copied is as per the image displayed in the Hydromax view window. HMReportTemplate. This data transfer works both ways: e. copying and pasting data to and from Excel spreadsheets allows you to use the full spreadsheet capabilities of Excel on your Hydromax model. Users can start with StabilityBootlet. Data Format on page 207 for tips on how to specify what should be displayed and customise how to display tables (vertical or horizontal). These allow you to easily add and remove the analysis keyword blocks. It also includes all of the basic analysis blocks and variables to get you started. Copying & Printing A range of options for transferring data from Hydromax to other programs such as spreadsheets and word processors is provided through copy and paste functions. Both of these templates contain macros and toolbar items to make life easier when you design your own template.dot and then use it customise their own report template.dot This document is a good starting point for creating your own customised template. It contains an introduction to how templates are created and configured. Copying Hull Views Pictures of the hull in the View windows may be copied to the Clipboard using the Copy command from the Edit menu. Simply double-clicking on a template document opens up a new document based on the template (which is not what you want).Chapter 3 Using Hydromax This is an example of a complete Stability Booklet template – this document is the default Word Template file for new users and is recommend for users wanting to quickly create a Stability Booklet. Note: To edit a report template in Microsoft Word you will need to start Microsoft Word and then open the template directly using the File menu. due to new security changes we‟ve had to move this to an alternative location that every user has write access to – so you can find it at: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Maxsurf\Maxsurf14\Report Templates\ Tips: See: Copying Tables on page 158 for tips on how to include the table header in a copy paste to for example Excel Graph Formatting on page 190 for tips on how to format your graph prior to copying to another application. Page 157 . The location of these report templates varies depending on which operating system you are using.g.

5. The data copied from the table will be placed on the clipboard and can then be pasted into a spreadsheet or word processor for further work. Prior to printing you may wish to set up the paper size and orientation by using the Page Setup command from the File menu. but the selection will be reflected in the printout. If these are metric. but they will be inches instead of cm. hold the shift key down when selecting the print command for the graph. Note: Copying data from the table with the Shift key depressed. Graph Printing to Scale When printing the graph. To copy a simple bitmap image of the view at the current resolution. Note that the print preview is not refreshed after these changes. Views of the hull in the View window may be printed to scale as in Maxsurf. row. To do this. Printing Each of the windows in Hydromax may be printed. otherwise click the Cancel button. additionally. a bitmap of the current image may be saved by pressing Ctrl+Shift+I Copying Tables Tables may be copied to the clipboard. Simply select a cell. it is possible to ensure that the graph is plotted to a sensible scale so that measurements can be made directly from the graph. To print the page click the Print button. 2. 2. column.): 1. You will be asked if you want to print the graph to scale or to fill the page: The scale used will depend on the length units that are currently selected. Simply bring the window you wish to print to the front and choose Print from the File menu. range of cells or the whole table and then choose the Copy command or Ctrl+C. The titles may be edited by clicking the Titles button.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax These pictures can then be pasted into other applications or the Hydromax Report window. Choose the Colours button and select the options required. Print Preview The page to be printed is initially displayed in print preview mode.0cm.0cm. will also copy the column headings.0cm. then the graph will be plotted so that the grid lines are at one of the following intervals (If the current length units are imperial then similar intervals will be used. Page 158 . The printing may be forced to be black and white. use Ctrl+I.5cm.

E. Page 159 . The Select View from Data can also be used to display the Curve of Areas graph for each intermediate analysis stage.hmd file with the same name as the design. see Graph type on page 189. Saving Input Files separately In addition to saving all the data together. Saving the Hydromax Design Hydromax design data may be saved Saving in a Hydromax Design File Saving Input Files separately Saving in a Hydromax Design File To save the design in one file. compartment definition. it is recommended to also save the Hydromax input files separately. In the View window the hull will be displayed in the selected position. for comparing the characteristics of vessels which have only minor differences in hull shape and identical tank layouts and loadcases. selecting the column at the required heel angle and select “Select View From Data” in the Display menu.. Note Although all Hydromax model data is saved in the . This can also be done for Upright Hydrostatics and the different wave phase calculations for an Equilibrium analysis in a waveform. Select View from Analysis Data For most analyses. key points etc. each step from the analysis can be visualised when the analysis has completed.g.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Exporting a Bitmap Image You may also export a bitmap of the rendered perspective view with the File | Export | Bitmap Image command. may also be saved separately. please see: File Extension Reference Table on page 307.hmd file automatically every time you press Save from any of the design windows. the data in the individual tables such as loadcases. For example: the angle of downflooding can be visualised by returning to the Stability table in the results window. This gives the option of loading common data into different design files. damage cases. For more information on file properties and extensions in Hydromax. ensure that the View window is topmost and select Save from the File menu. The Hydromax data is saved in a .

You will be asked to name the file and select where it is to be saved. Select Save or Save As from the File Menu. ensure the Loadcase window is topmost on the screen and choose Save Load Case from the File Menu. you can save it in a file on disk. This allows the same loading spreadsheet to be recalled at any time for use with the same design or with any other hull. Saving Results to a File Once you have performed an analysis. Selecting this option saves all the data currently displayed in the Results window. Saving Compartment Definitions to a File To save a compartment definition to a file. select Save from the File menu. meaning that they can be read directly into spreadsheets such as Excel with values being placed in individual spreadsheet cells. Selecting this option saves all the loads displayed in the current tab in the Loadcase window. Saving Input Window Tables To save a input window table to a file. This allows for further calculations to be done in a spreadsheet or for formatting to be done in Word. bring the Input window to the front and choose the required input table. To save the data. bring the Input window to the front and choose the compartment definition table.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Saving Loadcases to a File Once you have set up a loading spreadsheet. The Results files are saved as tab delimited text. Exporting The data export function in Hydromax is similar to Maxsurf. Some Hydromax-specific export features are described below. ensure the Results window is topmost on the screen and choose the table containing the data you wish to save. To save the loadcase table. Page 160 . You will be asked to name the file and select where it is to be saved. Saving Damage Cases to a File Bring the Damage window to the front and select Save Damage Cases or Save Damage Cases As from the file menu. Excel or other programs. the data generated may be saved as a text file. select Save Compartment Definition from the File menu.

For more information on data export of DXF and IGES.0 can be exported using the File | Export menu so that it is compatible with Hydromax version 8.0 After Hydromax version 8.0. Page 161 . a major change to the Hydromax file structure was made. each tank. All key points will become downflooding points in the version 8 file and any tank sounding pipe information will be lost. please see the “Output of Data” section in the Maxsurf manual.Chapter 3 Using Hydromax Data export dialog in Hydromax. Note: The layer name is the same as the compartment name. In addition. so it is important to have unique compartment names. compartment and non-buoyant volume is exported on a separate layer. This export function is particularly useful to export tank arrangement drawings. Hydromax models created in versions greater than version 8. Exporting the Model to Hydromax Version 8. DXF export Contains all lines displayed in the active design window as closed poly-lines.

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after an Equilibrium analysis only those criteria that are evaluated from Equilibrium data are added. only criteria that are applicable are added to the report. explanation of terms and definitions See also: Appendix B: Criteria file format Appendix C: Criteria Help Appendix D: Specific Criteria Criteria Concepts Hydromax includes a wide range of template criteria (or: parent criteria) as well as predefined custom criteria such as IMO. It is also possible for users to create their own custom sets of criteria. Page 163 . Although all criteria are displayed in the criteria table. only the criteria that are selected for evaluation during an intact analysis will be evaluated and added to the report. However. These custom criteria files may be easily transferred via email. Equilibrium and Limiting KG calculations. This ensures that the correct criteria are evaluated and displayed during normal and batch analysis. Criteria may be identified as intact or damage criteria (or both).: if the intact case is being computed. and after a Large Angle Stability analysis only GZ based criteria are added to the report. This makes it quick and easy to set which criteria should be included for analysis and to change criteria parameters. Criteria List Overview Hydromax includes a wide range of criteria. DNV. Parent criteria.e. only the applicable criteria are added to the report (although all are displayed in the Results table). Criteria Results. Hydromax uses a single dialog to control all the stability criteria.e.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Chapter 4 Stability Criteria This chapter describes how stability criteria are used in Hydromax. These criteria are listed using in a tree control on the left-hand side of the criteria dialog. explanation how to work with the Hydromax criteria dialog to create your own custom set of criteria. predefined custom criteria and user created custom criteria. This section also explains how all criteria can be divided up into two different criteria types: equilibrium and GZ curve based. Criteria results are added to the Report after a Large Angle Stability or Equilibrium analysis. simplified dialog. ISO and more. criteria evaluation results Nomenclature. similarly for the damage cases. A fixed sub-set of criteria is used for the Floodable length analysis and these criteria are accessed in their own. The following sections will be discussed: Criteria Concepts. i. Criteria Procedures. an overview of what capabilities Hydromax offers with regards to stability criteria. Stability criteria are evaluated for Large Angle Stability. import and edit their criteria sets. i. This section describes how this list of criteria can be divided up in to Parent heeling arms. HSC. Help information relating to the use and parameters of each criterion is displayed in the lower right hand corner of the dialog. Users may save.

Page 164 . Those heeling moment are then used in a number of different criteria. Parent calculations in Hydromax Criteria dialog Parent Heeling Arms In most cases a ship is subject to specific heeling moments. The Hydromax criteria list contains Parent Heeling Arms that can be copied into a custom criteria folder and then cross-referenced into the stability criteria.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria The criteria tree list Parent Calculations This folder contains calculations that are required for certain criteria parameters. These calculations may be referenced in certain criteria. the roll-back angle required for the IMO IS code Severe wind and rolling (weather) criterion. for example.

Parent criteria are special in that you cannot rename. Also the parent criteria settings cannot be saved. since the heeling arm is defined in one place. Predefined Custom Criteria A number of criteria files containing criteria for specific codes are supplied with Hydromax. To distinguish the Parent criteria from your derived criteria. Most specific criteria are locked. Furthermore some newer heeling arm criteria are only available for cross-referenced heeling arms and a greater variety of heeling arm definitions are available through cross-referencing. these are the fundamental criteria from which criteria for specific codes are derived. Custom Criteria You can create your own set of criteria in the tree as well. Parent Criteria The Parent Criteria group contains all the parent criteria types that are available in Hydromax. Another benefit is that. they will always revert to their default values when Hydromax is restarted. it is only displayed once in the GZ graph and not duplicated for each criterion that uses it. This folder can be found in the Maxsurf root directory: c:\program files\Maxsurf. This is done by dragging the required parent criteria in to the “My custom criteria” group or any other group you create. Page 165 . Also see Working with Criteria Libraries on page 172 Appendix D: Specific Criteriaon page 291. they are displayed in bold text in the Criteria list. This is because the parent criteria are intended for use as templates from which you can derive your own custom criteria. These may be found in the “HMSpecificCriteria” folder. delete or add criteria to the Parent Criteria group.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria The advantage of using cross-referenced Heeling Arms is that a heeling arm is now defined (and edited) in only one place. those that are not locked require your ship design data to be input. Each parent criterion allows you to perform a specific calculation. This ensures that all criteria which use a specific heeling arm use exactly the same heeling arm. This is explained in the section on Working with Criteria on page 168.

These criteria make measurements from the GZ curved obtained from a Large Angle Stability analysis. The different types of criteria and their icons are described below: Folder icon. This is because it is only this type of criteria that is more likely to pass as VCG is reduced. The same also applies for GMt.g. These are calculated after a Large Angle Stability analysis and during a Limiting KG analysis. These criteria are often referred to as Large Angle Stability (LAS) or GZ criteria. GZ criterion. For this reason. A check is also made to ensure that any selected Equilibrium criteria are passed. once in the form of an Equilibrium criterion and again as a Large Angle Stability criterion. create separate folders to store related criteria. These icons are derived from the parent criterion type. This type of criterion is also used by the Floodable Length analysis. but they cannot be included directly in the search algorithm. it must be a LAS criterion. etc. These criteria perform several individual tests on the GZ curve. area under GZ curve between specified limits. e. Weather criterion. metacentric height. e. All folders must have unique names (even if the parent folders have different names). You will notice that different icons are used to differentiate between different types of criteria. Criteria derived from measurements of the GZ curve. Combined GZ heeling arm criterion. See next: Criteria Procedures Page 166 . in some criteria sets some criteria are included twice. notably angle of equilibrium heel. trim angle.g. etc. The equilibrium heel angle is also a fundamental output of the Equilibrium analysis. For a criterion to be used in the search for maximum VCG in the Limiting KG analysis. These criteria perform several individual tests on the GZ curve including a heeling arm. angle of maximum GZ. freeboard measurements. GZ area criterion GZ criterion with heeling arm GZ area criterion with heeling arm GZ criterion with several heeling arms and their combinations GZ area criterion with several heeling arms and their combinations Combined GZ criterion.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Types of criteria There are two fundamental types of criteria: Equilibrium criteria Equilibrium criteria are evaluated after an Equilibrium analysis and refer only to the condition of the vessel in its equilibrium state For example: margin line immersion tests. Equilibrium criterion. This can be measured from the GZ curve by looking for an up-crossing of the GZ=0 axis. Note that there is some cross-over between the criteria types. Equilibrium criteria can be recognised by the icon. These criteria are evaluated only after an equilibrium analysis has been performed. STIX. For example.

in the analysis toolbar: Page 167 . To bring up the Criteria dialog. select Criteria from the Analysis menu: or use the Criteria button. . Starting the Criteria dialog Resizing the Criteria dialog Working with Criteria Editing Criteria Working with Criteria Libraries Starting the Criteria dialog The criteria dialog allows you to select which criteria are selected for inclusion in the analysis and change their parameters.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Criteria Procedures This section describes how to work with the stability criteria dialog.

This behaviour is the same as all other resizing dialogs. Working with Criteria In the Concepts section it was explained how the criteria are listed in a tree list. the dialog size can be reset by holding down the “Shift” key when you open the dialog. in the unlikely event that the dialog items vanish due to resizing the dialog. This section explains how to create and customise your own criteria from the Parent Heeling Arms and Criteria provided with Hydromax.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria The criteria dialog is shown below: Note: The Floodable Length analysis uses its own set of criteria. Resizing the Criteria dialog The dialog may be resized and a vertical and horizontal slider can be used to resize the width of the Criteria List and the height of the Criterion Details areas. The criteria command will bring up the Floodable Length Criteria dialog when the Floodable Length analysis is selected. Page 168 . Note that if.

Lock: Toggle whether the criterion (or all criteria within the group) are locked. this prevents inadvertent editing of its parameters.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Using the Criteria Tree List The tree works in much the same way as the file folders in Windows Explorer:     Click on the “+” sign to expand the folder (or double click on it). Damage: Toggle whether the criterion (or all criteria within the group) should be evaluated for damaged conditions. Click on an item’s name or icon to select it Once selected. Page 169 . Click on the “-” sign to collapse the group (or double click on it). Locking is used for criteria belonging to specific codes where the required values are fixed. If a criterion is locked. click again on the on the item’s name to edit its name Some short-cut keys for the tree list: Tree control smart keys Alt+Keypad * Right Arrow or Alt+Keypad + Left Arrow or Alt+ Keypad Up Arrow Down Arrow Space Criteria Tree Right-click Context Menu Function Recursively expands the current group completely Expands the current group Collapses the current group Move one item up tree Move one item down tree Include criterion for analysis Several options are available by right-clicking on a criterion or criterion group: Criterion right-click menu Include for Analysis: Toggle whether the criterion (or all criteria within the group) should be evaluated. Intact: Toggle whether the criterion (or all criteria within the group) should be evaluated for intact conditions.

This may also be done by selecting the label. To select an entire group. This may then be pasted into another location in the tree. Paste: Paste the criterion (or whole criterion group) from the clipboard to the selected location Rename: Renames the criterion or group. you can hold down the CTRL-key while moving the criteria you will copy the criteria. then clicking again in the label. Note that if you drag a criterion from the Parent Criteria group a copy will be made and the original will not be deleted. Selecting the Criteria for Analysis Criteria may be selected for analysis by ticking the tick box to the left of the criterion. It is extremely important to ensure that all criteria groups have unique names. As criteria (and new groups) are loaded they are inserted into the first group that is found with a name that matches the name of the group to which the criterion should belong. By holding down the Ctrl button a copy of the criterion being dragged is created (unless it is a parent criterion. If there are groups with the same name. Delete: Deletes the criterion or all the criteria and sub-groups within the group. Defining new Custom Criteria and Groups New custom criteria sets may be created by first creating a new criterion group and then dragging the desired criteria into the criterion group. Moving Criteria Criteria may be moved from one group to another by dragging them with the left-mousebutton or by using the cut and paste functions in the right-click context menu (see above). in which case a copy will be made regardless of whether the Ctrl key is held down or not).Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Add Group: Add a new criterion group. Copy: Copy the criterion (or whole criterion group) to the clipboard. then loading the criteria file may cause unexpected results. This may then be pasted into another location in the tree. Editing Criteria The specific details for a criterion are displayed in the table in the top-right of the dialog: Page 170 . right-click on the group and choose Include for Analysis from the menu. Alternatively. Copying criteria You can use the Criteria Tree Right-click Context Menu to copy and paste criteria. all criteria that should be in a group of that name will end up in the first one and none in the second. Other functions are available from a menu activated when the right button is clicked on your mouse. Cut: Cut the criterion (or whole criterion group) to the clipboard. If duplicate group names exit. Alternatively use the Copy and Paste functions from the right-click context menu (see above).

or click the dialog‟s Close button. The values that are required for passing a criterion are in bold. use the File | Save Criteria command to save a copy of your current criteria selection and data before making any changes in the Criteria dialog. Edit the parameters as required and then select the next criterion to be edited from the tree. For example the limits for an upper integration range or the individual criteria to be evaluated for a more complex criterion: In both of these cases the selection is cumulative and none of the selections are mutually exclusive. In most cases there will be group of related options used to define a criterion parameter. In other cases. for example. Please note that the criteria are updated as you change their data and that there is no “Cancel” function for this dialog. at least one must be selected. The parameters that may be adjusted have a white background. have a grey background. However. If in doubt. where the items are mutually exclusive. Check Boxes in Criteria Properties Section of Criteria Dialog There is some subtly different behaviour for the check boxes in the dialog depending on their context. the check boxes act as radio buttons and only one may be selected. those which cannot be edited. click on the criterion‟s name in the tree and the criterion‟s parameters will be displayed in the table on the right. This occurs.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Criterion details table To edit the parameters for a specific criterion. with the “Value of GMt at” criterion: Page 171 .

These options may either be set using the right-click menu or by ticking the appropriate boxes in the bottom of the dialog: Intact and Damage tick-boxes.hcr” from the directory in which the Hydromax program resides. By default this is c:\program files\Maxsurf\ Hydromax Criteria Library. Hydromax will try to open the default criteria library file called: “Hydromax Criteria Library. A third option which is not yet implemented is WOD (Water on deck) this checkbox has no effect. you will be prompted to locate a criteria file: You may select an alternative file or click the Cancel button to proceed and be given the default criteria.hcr. Intact criteria are only evaluated for the intact case and damage criteria are evaluated when a damage case has been selected (irrespective of whether there are actually any damaged compartments or tanks in the damage case). for example. Hydromax allows you to make this distinction by selecting the required comparison from a combo-box in the criterion row of the details table: Description Shall be greater than Shall not be less than Shall be less than Shall not be greater than Damage and Intact Symbol > ≥ < ≤ Logical test Greater than Greater than or equal to Less than Less than or equal to Criteria may be defined as intact or damage stability criteria (or both). If this file cannot be found. Page 172 . Working with Criteria Libraries It is possible to load and save the criteria. Criteria that are defined for both are always evaluated.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Finally a check box can be used to select whether a specific effect should be included. Default Criteria Library File When starting. built into Hydromax are not saved. whereas another may state “Shall not be less than…”. GZ curve reduction in the wind heeling criteria: Criterion Pass/Fail Test There are some subtle differences between the wordings for different criteria. which consists of the Parent criteria and a “My Custom Criteria” group. only the criteria that you create or import will be saved. For example one criterion may state “Shall be greater than…”. The parent criteria.

so if you want to save any further changes you will have to resave as described above. if you choose “No”. You will then be asked if you wish to keep the existing criteria: If you choose “Yes” your existing criteria will be kept. all existing criteria except the parent criteria will be removed and replaced by those in the file you are opening. the imported criteria will be found in the original groups. Choose Save Criteria As from the File menu. either overwriting the existing one or creating a new one. These may be found in the “HMSpecificCriteria” folder. Even if you loaded an alternative file. it is important to ensure that the group names in the file you are importing are not the same as those that already exist. not in the new groups. Saving Criteria It is also possible to save the criteria into a new file. however. You can import several criteria files in one go using Shift. you must save them in a new file first. continue to be saved to the default criteria library file that was opened when Hydromax was first started. Further updates will. Importing Criteria and Specific Criteria Files New criteria may be added to your criteria list by importing them – choose Import Criteria from the File menu. This will simply export all the custom criteria (parent criteria are not saved) to the specified file. See Saving Criteria below. when at a later stage you need to re-analyse the project. The default criteria library will be over-written with the new criteria so if you wish to keep any custom criteria that you may have added to your default criteria library. A number of criteria containing criteria for specific codes are supplied with Hydromax. Note that when keeping your existing criteria.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria The default criteria library will be automatically updated every time the criteria dialog is closed. all criteria are still available. That way. updates will be saved in the default criteria library. Note It is good practise to save the criteria file with the project in the project folder. If this does occur. This can be useful when you are defining new custom sets of criteria that you wish to keep separate or when defining criteria sets for different vessels. Page 173 . or Ctrl select to select multiple files in the Open Hydromax Criteria dialog.

. This allows you to edit criteria parameters or selected criteria and re-evaluate using the existing analysis results. Values that could not be calculated. The typical format of the file is given in the following file: c:\Program Files\Maxsurf\\HMCriteriaHelp\CriteriaHelp. criteria are evaluated and the results displayed in the Stability Criteria table in the Results window. e. This is normally due to an insufficient range of heel angle having been used. Criteria Results After a Large Angle Stability or Equilibrium analysis. The format for the results table and the report are specified separately. Chose the Display | Data Format command when the Stability Criteria results are displayed: Page 174 .html. After calculation the relevant criteria are also added to the Report. Criteria can also be re-evaluated without having to redo the analysis when “Close and Recalculate” is selected in the criteria dialog.hcr. have n/a in the Actual and/or Value column. The file is a normal PC text file. angle of equilibrium.g. which may be edited manually so as to generate custom criteria.: angle of vanishing stability. etc.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Criteria File Format The criteria are saved in a Hydromax criteria file with the extension . Intermediate values are displayed. Editing this file will also allow you to add your own help text or associate rich text format help files (rtf) files with your criteria. Results may be displayed in “Verbose” or “Compact” format (see above). Criteria Results Table The tested criteria are listed one above the other.

Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Stability criteria results window: compact format Stability criteria results window: verbose format Page 175 .

These are calculated after a Large Angle Stability analysis and during a Limiting KG analysis. Note: The metacentre is always (even for Large Angle Stability criteria) computed directly from the vessel‟s hydrostatic properties (i. Criteria that are not relevant. Criteria derived from measurements of the GZ curve. There are two distinct types of criteria: Equilibrium criteria Equilibrium criteria are evaluated after an Equilibrium analysis and refer only to the condition of the vessel in its equilibrium state For example: margin line immersion tests. This gives an accurate result that is not dependent on the heel angles and intervals tested during the analysis.e. only the relevant criteria results are added to the Report and/or Batch file. metacentric height. For example damage criteria during intact analysis or Equilibrium criteria during a Large Angle Stability analysis are not added to the report. are not added to the Report (although they are displayed in the Criteria Results table). etc. For example. angle of maximum GZ. Equilibrium criteria can be recognised by the icon. trim angle. any criteria that have a “not analysed” result. Also see Reporting on page 155 Batch Analysis on page 138 Nomenclature This section gives a brief description of the various values that are determined by Hydromax in the evaluation of criteria. Page 176 . These criteria are often referred to as Large Angle Stability (LAS) or GZ criteria. water-plane inertia and immersed volume) at the specified heel angle and not from the slope of the GZ curve.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Report and Batch Processing As noted earlier. area under GZ curve between specified limits.e. the third graph shows the GZ curve with a heeling arm overlayed. etc. freeboard measurements. i. This type of criterion is also used by the Floodable Length analysis. Definitions of GZ curve features Some typical GZ curves are shown below.

Chapter 4 Stability Criteria Typical GZ curve Unusual GZ curve with double peak Page 177 .

Page 178 . The downflooding angle is the smallest positive angle at which a downflooding point becomes immersed. The equilibrium angle is the angle closest to zero where the GZ curve crosses the GZ=0 axis with positive slope. The angle of the first peak is the lowest positive angle at which a local maximum in the GZ curve occurs. In some cases.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria GZ curve with heeling arm superimposed GZ Definitions The table below defines how Hydromax calculates the various features of the GZ curve: Angle of vanishing stability Angle of vanishing stability with heeling arm curve Downflooding angle Equilibrium angle Equilibrium angle with heeling arm curve First peak in GZ curve The angle of vanishing stability is the smallest positive angle where the GZ curve crosses the GZ=0 axis with negative slope. this often occurs if the vessel has a large watertight cabin. the GZ curve may have multiple peaks. The angle of vanishing stability with a given heeling arm is the smallest positive angle where the GZ curve crosses the heel arm curve and where the GZ-Heel Arm curve has negative slope. The equilibrium angle with a given heeling arm is the angle closest to zero where the GZ curve crosses the heel arm curve where the GZ-Heel Arm curve has positive slope.

Commonly used in wind and weather criteria to account for the action of waves rolling the vessel into the wind. If a criterion uses a roll back angle. the resulting heel angle after the roll back has been applied is more negative than the original. the heeling arm is made zero. combined effect of heel and trim. it is often necessary to calculate the GZ curve for negative angles of heel. Note that the centre of gravity used is the upright centre of gravity corrected by the free surface moments of partially filled tanks in their upright condition. centripetal effects of tuning.80665ms-2 Roll back angle The maximum slope of an initially horizontal. the heeling arm is forced to be zero at heel angles greater than 90° and less than -90°. The curve of vessel righting arm (GZ) plotted against vessel heel angle A curve of heeling lever.heel arm) is a maximum Maximum GZ Maximum GZ above heeling arm curve Glossary The table below describes some commonly used terms: Angle of heel measured from upright.e. Deck Slope / maximum slope Gust Ratio g = 9. not the slope of the GZ curve. flat deck at the resultant vessel heel and trim. Used for some wind heeling criteria. the heeling arm curves will have different shapes. 1998 CODATA recommended value for standard acceleration of gravity A negative heel angle change. These include the effects of wind. Page 179 . which is superimposed on the GZ curve. This is typically used to assess the effects of external heeling moments. The heeling arms are never allowed to be negative. which are applied to the vessel. Often a roll back angle is measured from some equilibrium position. i. If the heeling arm has a power of cos greater than zero. passenger crowding. The location of the metacentre is computed from the water-plane inertia. Depending on the moment that they represent. rotated to the specified heel (and trim) angle. if the cos function goes negative. etc. the Gust Ratio is the ratio of the magnitude of the gust wind heeling arm to the steady wind heeling arm.Chapter 4 Stability Criteria GML or GMT GZ Curve Heeling arm curve Vertical separation of the longitudinal or transverse metacentre and centre of gravity. Positive angle at which the value of GZ is a maximum Positive angle at which the value of (GZ .

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This chapter contains brief descriptions of the tools available in Hydromax:
Windows Toolbars Menus

Windows
Hydromax uses a range of graphical, tabular, graph and report windows.
View Window Loadcase Window Damage Window Input Window Results Window Graph Window Report Window

Assembly View and Property Sheet

An assembly view has been added to Hydromax, this makes it easier to control the visibility of individual tanks and surfaces. The Properties sheet can be used to change tank properties of the tank currently selected in the Assembly or design View.
View Window

The View window displays the hull, frame of reference, immersed sections of the hull and any compartments, and the centroids of gravity, buoyancy, and flotation. These positions are represented by: cb cg cf K centre of buoyancy centre of gravity centre of flotation location of keel (K) for KN during KN analysis

You can choose which type of view is displayed by selecting from the Window menu or the View toolbar. The Zoom, Shrink, Pan and Home View commands from the View menu may be used and work in exactly the same way as in Maxsurf. If a Perspective view is shown, you may also use the Pitch, Roll and Yaw indicators to change the angle of view. Please refer to the Maxsurf manual if you are unfamiliar with these functions. You may set the visibility of the various display elements by using the Visibility command from the Display menu. Two sets of visibility flags are maintained, one is used for all analyses other than tank calibration and the other is used for when the tank calibration analysis is selected.
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If a view window is visible when an analysis is being carried out, it will display the hull shape using the correct heel trim and immersion for the current step of the analysis. After an analysis, the Select View from Data command in the Display menu may be used to move the hull to a selected position from the Results window. The view of the tanks, compartments and non-buoyant volumes can be toggled between an outline view and a view of the sections.
Perspective view

In the perspective view, the model may be rendered.

The rendered view also enables tanks and compartments to be more easily visualised, especially when the hull shell is made transparent.

The rendering options are to be found in the Display menu, with further lighting options in the Render toolbar. Please refer to the Maxsurf manual for more information on the different rendering options available in perspective view.

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Note: Fastest performance will be achieved by reducing the amount of redrawing that is required from Hydromax. For this reason, it is best to turn off sections, and especially waterlines, when performing an analysis. You may then turn them on again after the analysis has completed. For fastest performance, e.g. when running in Batch mode, minimise the Hydromax window so that no redrawing occurs.

Loadcase Window

In the Loadcase window a spreadsheet table of all loads and tanks is displayed.

Using the tabs on the bottom of the window allow you to quickly browse through the different loadcases. Hydromax allows you to improve the presentation of the Load Case window by adding blank, heading or sub-total lines in the table. For more information see Working with Loadcases on page 38. The columns that are displayed may be selected using the Display | Data Format dialog.
Damage Window

The Damage window is used to specify which tanks and compartments are flooded in each damage case. There is always an Intact case, which cannot be edited, this is the default condition. If flooded volumes are required in the intact case they should be defined as non-buoyant volumes.

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Input Window

The Input window contains tables where the additional Hydromax design data is entered. The tables in the Input window contain the:
Compartment Definition Sounding Pipes Key Points Margin Line Points Modulus Points Bulkhead locations

The input window contains tabs on the bottom that allow you to quickly browse through the different input tables.
Compartment Definition

This table can be used to define the tanks and compartments in the Hydromax models. For more information see Modelling Compartments on page 51 in the Analysis Input section.
Sounding Pipes

This table is used to define the tank sounding pipes and calibration intervals. Default values are provided but these may be edited if necessary.

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Key Points

There are several types of Key Points:
Down Flooding points Potential Down flooding points Embarkation points Immersion Points

Only downflooding points are used in determining the downflooding angle, which is used in criteria evaluation.
Margin Line Points

The margin line is used in a number of the criteria. Hydromax automatically calculates the position of the margin line 76mm below the deck edge when the hull is first read in. If necessary, the points on the margin line may be edited manually in the Margin Line Points window (the deck edge is automatically updated so that it is kept 76mm above the margin line).
Modulus Points

This table is used to define the allowable limits for shear force and bending moment during the longitudinal strength calculations.
Bulkheads

See Floodable Length Bulkheads on page 77. Results Window

The Results window contains ten tables, one for each of the different analysis types plus criteria results and key points results tables. When switching mode, the currently selected results table will change to reflect the current analysis mode. Note that results are never invalidated if analysis options are modified – it is up to the user to ensure that the results are recalculated as necessary.
Setting the Data Format

It is possible to configure Hydromax so that only the results that you wish to see are displayed. To do this, choose Data Format from the Display menu.

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You may change the display format at any time after the analysis without having to redo the calculations. the data can be formatted so that each draft has a column of results. Items that are not selected are still calculated during the analysis cycle. but are not displayed. or so that each draft is on a separate row. The data available for display depends on the analysis. and select either the horizontal or vertical layout button. For example. select Data Format from the Display menu. Items that are selected with a tick will be displayed in the Results window and on any printed output. To change the format. Equilibrium and Specified condition Analysis.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference A dialog similar to the one above will appear. Page 186 . Key Points Data Result Window Key points data is calculated for Large Angle Stability. The DF angle column is only visible when the analysis mode is set to Large Angle Stability and the Freeboard column is only displayed when the analysis mode is set to Equilibrium or Specified condition. Data Layout Most analysis data can be formatted vertically or horizontally to fit better on the screen or the printed page. with Upright Hydrostatics.

they will be evaluated during Large Angle Stability. Criteria results are not displayed in this table after a Limiting KG analysis.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Stability Criteria Result Window If stability criteria are turned on in the analysis menu. the results can be displayed in verbose format. Limiting KG and Equilibrium analyses. Page 187 . where all the intermediate calculations are shown. The results may be displayed in compact format: Alternatively. by selecting the desired format in the Display | Data format dialog. The results of the criteria evaluation are presented in this table after Large Angle Stability and Equilibrium analyses.

Upright Hydrostatics Analysis: Hydrostatics Curves of Form Curve of areas – different graph for each draft tested (selected using Display|Select view from data) Large angle stability Analysis Righting Lever (GZ) Curve of areas – different graph for each heel angle tested (selected using Display|Select view from data) Max steady heel angle Large angle stability (hydrostatic data other than GZ) Curves of Form Dynamic stability (GZ area) Equilibrium Analysis: Curve of areas Specified condition Analysis: Curve of areas KN Values Analysis: Cross curves (KN) Limiting KG Analysis: Limiting KG Floodable length Analysis: Floodable length Longitudinal strength Analysis: Longitudinal strength Curve of areas Tank Calibration One graph for each tank For many graphs you can select what is plotted and other options with the Display | Data Format dialog. Page 188 . Hydromax will automatically display the graph that displays the result of the current analysis when you select Graph from the Windows menu or press the toolbar button. different graphs are available. Only the graphs that are applicable to the current analysis can be displayed.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Graph Window The Graph window displays graphs. Graphs can be copied using the Edit | Copy command. Depending on the analysis mode. Alternatively you can select a specific graph using the Windows | Graphs menu item. which show the results of the current analysis.

Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Graph type Hydromax can graph many types of data depending on the type of analysis being performed. Tip: You can use the Select View from Analysis Data option (page 159) to see the Curve of Areas for each heel angle and/or intermediate stage during the analysis. Area and corresponding heel angle can be measured by using the slider. Curves of Form. GZ Graph The GZ value. Note: Because the horizontal axis scale is always in degrees. These graphs include Upright Hydrostatics.radians. Page 189 . Curve of Areas. Note: In case multiple curves are plotted in the same graph you can switch between the curves by clicking on them. The area is integrated from zero heel angle to the location of the graph slider. use the mouse to click anywhere on the curve. the slider data is displayed at the bottom of the Graph window. Hydromax will ignore the exact position you click on the curve to allow reading all related interpolated values along the black dashed line. Floodable Length and Tank Capacities. Click anywhere on the dashed line and drag it with the mouse. Longitudinal Strength. the area is always given in units of length. The data in the lower left corner of the window will change to display the curve name and co-ordinates of the mouse on the curve. These can all be displayed via the Graphs item in the Windows menu. Interpolating Graph Data To display an interpolated value from one of the curves. as you move the cursor the interpolated values will be displayed.degrees and cannot be displayed in units of length. Righting Lever (GZ curve).

Graph Formatting When you are in the Graph window you can use the View | Colours and lines dialog to change the colours of the curves in the graph as well as the background. The View | Font command allows you to change the text size and font size. If you wish to prevent this curve fitting. this double click can be extremely helpful to export the analysis data to for example Excel fro further processing.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Note The lower integration limit is always zero (irrespective of the equilibrium angle). Especially in the case of the sectional area curve. Note that the picture is placed in the clipboard as a meta-file which can be resized in Word or Excel. a parametric cubic spline is used to fit a smooth curve through the calculated GZ data at the specified heel angles. where there is no tabular data available. Curve fitting for GZ graph A curve fit will be performed if all the heel angle intervals are less than or equal to 10˚. If this is the case. Page 190 . Copying Graphs You can copy the contents of the Graph window using the Copy command or Ctrl+C. Since the graph data contains more data points than most tables in the results window. Also see: Copying Tables on page 158. Thus if you require the area between two limits. you must subtract the area at the lower limit from the area at the higher limit. This can sometimes be useful if you expect a discontinuity in the GZ curve. Graph data The graphed data can be obtained by double clicking on the graph. add a heel angle interval of greater than 10˚ as the final step. This ensures that the fitted line goes exactly through the calculated GZ points.

fonts etc. once the tables have been placed into the report. This is important because. copy and paste the Hydromax report into Microsoft word. This report can be edited via Cut. You can for example choose the landscape Page Setup prior to running an analysis to make the tables fit better. Page 191 . so choosing a wide paper size will prevent all but the widest tables from being split). Underneath all of this you have your actual editing area. Report Window Hydromax contains a Report window. the graph can be edited by right clicking on the graph and selecting “edit picture”. However.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Note When the graph is pasted in Microsoft Word®. their formatting will not be changed by changes to the print set up. do the same for the graph widow. This window is used to create a progressive summary of the analyses that have been carried out. Editing a Report The Report window has it's own toolbar permanently attached to the view. printed. Report Window Page Setup When you are in the Report window. Use the Format | Autoformat function in Word (with the default settings) to set the correct styles for the different levels of heading in the document. this will facilitate generating a table of contents and also allows you to re-format the various styles (or import a custom set of styles using the style organiser in Word). it is recommended that the report window be used only to accumulate the results. Copy and Paste. choose an appropriate paper size for the report (the tables will be split to fit this paper size. However. Once all the results have been gathered in the report window. both Loadcase and Criteria results tables will not be split. saved to and recalled from a disk file. As the built-in report window only has basic editing and formatting functionality. these should be saved and opened in a word processor such as Microsoft Word or Open Office for formatting: set the results tables up as you want them to appear in the report (the report uses the same column widths. as well as a ruler showing you tab stops. indentation and margin widths. Hence it is often most convenient to select the desired report page set up before any analyses have been made. inserted tables will be automatically formatted to fit the current page set up.). the File | Page setup command allows you to customise the page orientation and size you wish to use for reporting. Hydromax will split most results tables so they fit the specified page set up.

but it is strongly recommended not to use any of the formatting commands in the Report window.the format you have displayed on your screen depends on the current Dimension Units you have (use Units in the Display menu to change this).Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference The information below is provided for reference. in metric and in inches . The toolbar has a number of buttons that allow you to change either the current settings. or the section of text that is currently highlighted. The toolbar contains the following items: Font combo box Font Size combo box Bold Italic Underline Colour Left Justify Centre Justify Right Justify Bullet Use this to change the current font Use this to change the current font size Use this to toggle the Bold style Use this to toggle the Italic style Use this to toggle the Underline style Use this to set Text Colour Use this to set Left Justification Use this to set Centre Justification Use this to set Right Justification Use this to toggle Bullet Points The Ruler comes in two formats. Page 192 . The format shown below is metric.

the new results will be appended to the end of the report which may then be resaved).Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference The Ruler allows you to set left. To move a tab position using the mouse. and decimal tab stops. simply click the left mouse button on the tab symbol on the ruler. The 'decimal' tab stop aligns the text at the decimal point. the tab command is then applicable to all the lines in the highlighted block of text. To clear a tab position. Keyboard Support for Reports In addition to menu support. This is useful if you wish to append an analysis to a report that had been calculated at some time in the past. if you highlight a block of text before initiating a tab command. The decimal tab stop is indicated on the ruler by a dot under a straight arrow. These are listed below for convenience: Ctrl+B Toggle Bold on/off Ctrl+U Toggle Underline on/off Ctrl+PageUp Ctrl+PageDown Ctrl+Enter Position at the top of the report Position at the bottom of the report Insert a page break Opening and Saving the Report The report can be saved to a file or read in from a file using the Save and Open Menu commands with the report window highlighted. To create a left tab stop. The centre tab stop is indicated on the ruler by a straight arrow. The 'centre' tab stop centres the text at the current tab position. To create a right tab stop. drag the tab to the desired location and release the mouse button. (Load in the old report. While the mouse button is depressed. The 'left' tab stop indicates where the text following the tab character will start. The 'right' tab stop aligns the text at the current tab stop such that the text ends at the tab marker. click the left mouse button at the specified location on the ruler. right. there are also several useful keystrokes that are available while editing the report. The tab stops are very useful for creating columns and tables. hold the shift key and click the left mouse button at the specified location on the ruler. centre. simply click on the desired tab marker and drag it off the ruler. To create a decimal tab stop. The left tab stop is indicated on the ruler by an arrow with a tail toward the right. perform the analyses. A paragraph can have as many as 20 tab positions. However. Normally. hold the shift key and click the right mouse button at the specified location on the ruler. To create a centre tab stop. The right tab stop is indicated on the ruler by an arrow with a tail toward the left. Page 193 . a tab command is applicable to every line of the current paragraph. click the right mouse button at the specified location on the ruler.

Page 194 . This is very easily done. Depending on which Microsoft operating system you are using (notably Win98). Toolbars Hydromax has a number of icons arranged in toolbars to speed up access to some commonly used functions. File Toolbar The File toolbar contains icons that execute the following commands: New – Open – Save – Cut – Copy – Paste – Print Edit Toolbar The Edit toolbar contains icons that execute the following commands: Add Row .Delete Row | Sort Loadcase Rows – Move Loadcase/Tank Row up – Move Loadcase/Tank Row Down View Toolbar The View toolbar contains icons that execute the following commands: Zoom – Shrink – Pan – Home View – Rotate – Assembly window. the image may not maintain its aspect ratio and may be pasted into the report as a square. it is desirable to insert schematic images of the vessel into the report. To overcome this problem. by copying an image from one of the design views and then pasting it into the report at the desired location.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Pasting images into the report Sometimes. Ensure that the colors selected will be easily visible in the white background of the report view. then copy it from Word back into the Hydromax report window. paste the image into Microsoft Word first. The image copied is as per the image displayed in the Hydromax view window. You can hold your mouse over an icon to reveal a pop-up tip of what the icon does.

The Assembly window is not available in Hydromax. loadcase and damage case: Analysis Type – Current Loadcase – Current Damage Case The Analysis toolbar also contains icons that execute the following commands: Criteria (dialog) | Start Analysis – Pause Analysis – Resume Analysis | Update Tank Values in Loadcase The “Update Tank Values in Loadcase” is exactly the same as the menu command for “Recalculate Tanks and Compartments on page 206. Analysis Toolbar The Analysis toolbar contains icons for selecting the current analysis. – NBV – Tank Names – Tank Fluid Level – Tank Sections – Tank Outlines | Probabilistic Damage Zones * NBV = Non Buoyant Volume Page 195 . – Linked Negative Compartment.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference The Rotate command is only available in the Perspective window. Window Toolbar Allows quick switching between commonly used windows: Perspective – Plan – Profile – Body Plan | Loadcase – Damage Case | Compartment – Downflooding – Margin Line – Modulus – Bulkheads | Results for Current Analysis – Criteria Results – Key Point Results | Graph – Report Design Grid Toolbar The Design Grid toolbar contains icons that show or hide various items in the graphical views Frame of Reference (always on) | Toggle Design Grid Visibility Design Grid | Design Grid Labels | Design Grid Tickmarks Visibility Toolbar The Visibility toolbar contains icons that show or hide various items in the graphical views: Sections – Datum Waterline – Waterlines | Key Points – Margin Line | Loadcase mass items | Tanks – Damaged Tanks – Compartments – Damaged Compart.

Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Edge VIsibility Toolbar The Visibility toolbar contains icons that show or hide various items in the graphical views: Hull Surface Edges – Internal Surface Edges – Feature Edges – Bonded Edges Render Toolbar Render – Render transparent – Toggle custom light 1 – Toggle custom light 2 – Toggle custom light 3 – Toggle custom light 4 – Customise light settings Report Toolbar Spool results to report View (extended) Toolbar Set Home View – Colour – Font – Preferences – Properties Design Grid Toolbar Display Frame of Reference (always on) – Display Design Grid – Show Grid – Show Labels – Show Ticks Extra Buttons ToolbarToolbar Add surface areas to loadcase – Preferences | Heel – Trim – Draft – Displacement – Displacement – Specified Condition – Permiability – Fluid simulation – Densities – Waveform – Grounding – Batch Analysis Data Format – Units – Coefficients – Set to DWL – Set View from Data –Visibility Dialog – Show Single Section Page 196 .

Open When no design is open. the New command will create a new loading condition. the Open command will open whichever file corresponds to the frontmost input window. If a design is already open. When the Compartment Definition table is frontmost. New Creates a new table for whichever input table is frontmost. Save Selecting Save will save the contents of the frontmost window to a file on the disk. e. Selecting Close when one of the design view windows is frontmost will close the current Maxsurf design. Close The Close command will delete the data in the frontmost window. The requested design will be read in and its hull shape calculated for use in Hydromax.g: when the Loadcase Condition is the frontmost window. File Menu Edit Menu View Menu Case Menu Analysis Menu Display Menu Data Menu Window Menu Help Menu File Menu The File menu contains commands for opening and saving files and printing. click the Open button. selecting the Open command will show a dialog box with a list of available Maxsurf designs.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference This toolbar provides a number of buttons for commonly used commands in case you should wish to customise your toolbars. Hydromax will ask whether you wish to save any changes. Save As Selecting Save As performs the same function as save but allows you to specify a new filename preventing the original file from being overwritten. Menus The following section describes all of the menu commands available in the Hydromax program. New creates a new compartment definition. Select the design you wish to open. Import Allows import of file types other than Maxsurf design files Page 197 .

GHS If you have a Hydrolink license. The buoyant hull part with the most sections is loaded from the GHS file. so it is important to have unique compartment names). GHS Allows direct import of a GHS geometry file. The following limitations currently apply. bmp or png) file into the background of any of the Hydromax design views. compartment and non-buoyant volume is exported on a separate layer (the layer name being the same as the compartment name. gif. but will be removed in subsequent versions: Hydromax supports only a single buoyant hull part.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference nuShallo Allows direct import of a nuShallo pan file. The buoyant hull is exported as a single part with a single buoyant component (Non-buoyant volumes are included in this part as components with negative effectiveness). chose Edit | Activate GHS export. All other cotainers are read in as tanks. A full GHS model file may be imported directly into Hydromax for analysis. The full model including critical points. Any container parts with elements with negative effectiveness will be read in as tanks. each tank. To enable the export command. Export Selecting Export enables you to export a Hydromax file as a variety of different file formats such as: DXF or IGES DXF exports sections as closed poly-lines. Import Image Background Enables you to import an image file (jpg. Hydromax supports only a single buoyant hull part with one byouant component. Because the GHS file does not contain a full. In subsequent versions of Hydromax we will add the capability to divide the main buoyant hull into different components. you may export the Hydromax model to a GHS geometry file. Page 198 . interconneceted. tanks and compartments and key points are all exported. the geometry is locked: the tank geometry is locked and tanks cannot be added to the model. three-dimensional model of the hull. See the Maxsurf manual for more information. It is possible that this might cause problems for some models where the section through the hull at a certain location contains more than one closed contour. Hydromax v8. Linked negative tanks are not supported in Hydromax. IGES exports the NURB surface data. Sail parts are ignored Import DXF Background Enables you to import a DXF file into Hydromax to use as construction lines.0 file Also allows users to export Hydromax files that are compatible with earlier versions of Hydromax. The DXF file will be displayed in the design views. In addition. tanks and sounding pipes are read from the GHS file. The hull.

xml: Containing compartment definition . Contours will be formed through the selected surfaces and then trimmed back to the bounding box. Fredyn mesh group definition When exporting from Hydromax to Fredyn you will be asked to name the . The groups are defined by selecting the surfaces to be measured and defining a boundary box that defines the limiting extents of the group. the following dialog will appear: “Fredyn group definition” dialog This dialog is where the user will specify the values for the variables used to generate the mesh file that defines the geometry of the hull.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Export Bitmap Allows you to export the rendered image as a bitmap file at the specified resolution. Before doing the Fredyn export ensure you have specified the desired trim and heel ranges. The following files will be generated . exporting Hydromax calibration results. Fredyn Hydromax is able to export data suitable for input into Fredyn. as this information is required for the export.txt: Mesh file representing the current hull shape. hull form and compartment definitions into Fredyn input files. For more information on each of the fields in the table click on the Help button on the right hand side of the dialog. Current criteria may be kept or discarded. any number of groups may be added and for each group. and performed a tank calibration. To export use the File|Export|Fredyn… command. Page 199 . The Export will generate 3 files.out: Tank calibration results and compartment definitions . After assigning the . The most important part of the procedure is setting up the groups required in the mesh file. all with the name you specify in the “Fredyn Export XML” dialog.xml file and also the location to which it should be saved. In the group definition dialog. Allows you to export the rendered image as a bitmap file at the specified Import Main Criteria Imports criteria from the selected criteria files.xml file name. This command is only available when the Perspective window is frontmost with rendering turned on.

but cannot be used on Hydromax drawing windows or data windows. If you have any data or results. Import Prob Damage Criteria As for main criteria but applies to the probabilistic damage criteria. Edit Menu The Edit menu contains commands for working with tables. Copy The Copy command allows you to copy data from any of the windows. Undo Undo may be used with desk accessories. Save Prob Damage Criteria As As for main criteria but applies to the probabilistic damage criteria. It is good practice to save the criteria library with each project in a project folder.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Save Main Criteria As Exports the current criteria set to the specified file. Page 200 . input tables. see Density of Fluids on page 150. Cut Cut may be used in the Report window but cannot be used on Hydromax drawing or data windows. Exit Exit will close Hydromax and all the data windows. Page Setup The Page Setup dialog allows you to change page size and orientation for printing. Save Densities As Saves the Fluid densities table data. Hydromax will ask you if you wish to save them before quitting. Print The Print command allows you to print the contents of the frontmost window on the screen. this is not normally necessary as this is done after any major changes to the criteria definition. Rest Prob Damage Criteria to defaults Results the probabilistic damage criteria to their default values. The whole library may be saved by right clicking on the root “Criteria” branch. results tables and graph window. Load Densities Loads density table data previously saved from Hydromax – can be useful for synchronising the densities on several computers. Note that a branch of the criteria tree may be saved in its own file by right-clicking on the branch folder in the Criteria dialog tree. which have not been saved to disk. including the design view.

). Fill Down Copies text in a table down a column like a spreadsheet. Table Performs operations on Hydromax's Report window. Row Positioning Set Justification for the current table row or an entire table in the Report. Sort Items Sorts the selected rows in the Loadcase window Page 201 . Show Grid Toggle table grid lines in the Report. Add The Add command is used to add an entry to the input tables (Load. Paste cannot be used in the View. Delete Cells Delete current cell. Merge Cells Merge the selected cells in a table into a single cell in the Report. columns or rows in the Report. Insert New Table Create a new table in the Report. column or row or a range of cells. Delete The Delete command will delete rows from the input tables. Split Cell Split the currently selected cell into two separate cells in a table in the Report.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Paste Choose the Paste command to Paste data into the Loadcase window or other input tables. otherwise all selected rows will be deleted. tank. Cell Shading Set Cell Shading Percentage for a single cell or a range of cells in the Report. margin line point etc. or the Report window. Insert Row Insert a new row into the current table in the Report. Select All Selects the entire Report. the last row in the window will be deleted. If no rows are selected. Cell Border Set Cell Border Width for a single cell or range of cells in the Report. Graph or Results windows.

Set Home View Choosing Set Home View allows you to set the Home View in the View window. Shrink Choosing Shrink will reduce the size of the displayed image in the design view windows by a factor of two. Activate / Deactivate GHS Export This command activates the GHS Import command in the File menu if a Hydrolink License is available. Also see: Tolerances on page 146 Streaming results to Word on page 155. and Pan to arrange the view. use Zoom. Home View Choosing Home View will set the image back to its Home View size. Add Surface Areas This command automatically adds the surface areas and centres of gravity of all hull surfaces into the current loading condition. View Menu The View menu contains commands for controlling the views in the graphics windows. Rotate Activates the Rotate command. This is useful for estimating the initial weight of hull plating. Zoom The Zoom function allows you to examine the contents of the design view windows in detail by enlarging the selected area to fill the screen. Preferences The Hydromax preferences dialog allows you to set your analysis tolerances (or: error values) and select the option to stream the report to a Microsoft Word document. It can also be used to release the Hydrolink license – a restart of Hydromax will be required for this to take effect.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Move Items Up Moves the selected rows up (if possible) in the Loadcase and Compartment definition tables. then select Set Home View from the View menu. To set the Home View. Pan Choosing Pan allows you to move the image around within the View window. Page 202 . Shrink. Move Items Down Moves the selected rows down (if possible) in the Loadcase and Compartment definition tables. which is a virtual trackball which lets you freely rotate a design in the Perspective view window.

The text style chosen will affect the display and printing of all text in the Report. select the item whose colour you wish to change. When Loadcase window is frontmost. and Results windows. To change the colour click in the box and select a new colour from the palette. Assembly Show or hide the assembly tree view.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Colours and lines The Colours and lines function allows you to set the colour and thickness of the lines. Graph. To Change the thickness select the thickness from the drop down list. Properties Displays the properties sheet. Colours for the loadcase items can be set. Remember to always be careful when using colour. labels. Curve of Areas. and graphs. Loadcase. See Loadcase Colour Formatting on page 44. Status Bar Allows you to turn the Status Bar on and off at the bottom of the screen. From the scrollable list. Toolbar Allows you to turn the Toolbars on and off. In general it is best to use a neutral background such as mid grey or dull blue and use lighter or darker shades of a colour rather than fully saturated hues. It is very easy to get carried away with bright colours and end up with a garish display that is uncomfortable to work with. Font Font command allows you to set the size and style of text. which may be used to view parameters of selected objects (such as tanks). The item‟s current colour will be displayed on the left of the dialog. Page 203 .

(This is only required if you want to manually recreate some or all of the Proabilistic damage analysis conditions. It also contains commands to set the input data and analysis settings and environment options required for the current analysis. Create cases from Zone Damage Automatically creates damage cases based on the zones that have been defined for Probabilistic damage analysis. temporary damage conditionas are created automatically.) Max. Analysis Menu The Analysis menu can be used to change the current analysis mode.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Full Screen Maximises screen usage. See Working with Loadcases on page 38. number of Loadcases Specify the number of loadcase tabs – this requires a restart to activate the changes made. the zone or sub-zone). Loadcases are created. opened and closed through the file menu. Page 204 . Case Menu Commands associated with the Loadcases and Damage cases Edit Loadcase Edit the properties of the current Loadcase (name and whether it is a loadcase or Loadgroup). Add Damage case Add another damage case Delete Damage case Delete the selected damage cases Edit Damage case Edit the properties of the selected damage case Extent of Damage Automatically finds the breached tanks and compartments due to a cuboid extent of damage (or in the case of Probabilisitic damage. when running Probabilistic damage analysis.

Density This command allows you to set the density of fluids used in the analysis. Calibration Options Specify whether compartments and non-buoyant volumes should also be calibrated. Heel Selecting Heel allows you to specify the three ranges of heel angles that you wish Hydromax to step through. See Fluids Analysis Methods on page 148. Permeability The range of permeabilities used for the Floodable Length analysis are set using this command. Page 205 . Separate ranges are used for Large Angle Stability. This can be fixed trim. KG for the upright hydrostatics is also specified in this dialog. Draft The range of drafts used for the analysis of upright hydrostatics can be set using this command. free-to-trim specifying initial trim value and free-totrim specifying LCG position. Trim. MARPOL Options Select MARPOL Regulation and specify which tanks should be incuded in the MARPOL oil outflow analysis. Specified Condition Allows you to specify Heel. The vertical centre of gravity to be used for KN and Floodable Length analyses is specified here. Fluids Allows you to specify whether to use Corrected VCG method or Simulate Fluid Movement method when treating the fluid contained in slack tanks. free-to-trim to loadcase.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Note: It is good practice when preparing to run analysis to work down the Analysis menu starting at the top and checking all of the settings and environment options. Limiting KG and Floodable Length can be set using this command. Displacement and Draft for the Specified Condition analysis. Trim Allows the specification of the trimming mode to be used for the analysis. See Density on page 150. Displacement The range of displacements used for the analysis of KN values. KN and Limiting KG analyses. Waveform The Waveform command allows you to perform analysis for a flat waterplane or sinusoidal or trochoidal waveforms. CG.

This allows you to specify which criteria will be checked during the analysis. tank and compartment sections and recalculates them from the hull surface data and compartment definition. Also see: Margin Line Points on page 76. Set Analysis Type Choose the analysis type you wish to use from the sub-menu. the criteria command will bring up a Floodable Length Criteria dialog with criteria that only apply to floodable length analysis. If any of the tank boundaries are made up from boundary surfaces. Grounding Specifies grounding on one or two points of variable length for use with the Equilibrium and Longitudinal Strength analyses. or if you wish to modify whether skin thickness or trimming options are applied. Page 206 . It then updates the loadcase with the correct capacities and free surface moments for the tanks. ensuring that the margin line follows the hull shape precisely. This command also updates the loadcase. Also see: Tank Loads on page 46 Recalculate Tanks and Compartments Forces all tanks and compartments to be re-formed from their initial definition. When the floodable length analysis is selected. Also recalculates totals and subsubtotals after a row sorting or moving command. See Criteria on page 163. Recalculate Hull Sections Deletes all existing hull. it is better to use “Recalculate Hull Sections” after re-opening the Maxsurf model to make sure the latest internal structure surfaces are being used as well. Snap Margin Line to Hull Project all of the margin line points horizontally onto the hull surface. if you wish to recalculate at a different precision.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Criteria The criteria menu item will bring up the criteria dialog. Update Loadcase Checks for changed tanks and makes sure that any tanks and compartments that have not been formed are correctly calculated. This is particularly useful if the underlying Maxsurf model has been modified. Note: To be able to update the Hydromax model to changes made in Maxsurf see Updating the Hydromax Model on page 26 for a step-by-step procedure you can follow.

Resume Analysis may be used to restart the calculation from the point where it was interrupted. See Setting the Data Format on page 185. Resume Analysis If you have halted analysis by choosing Stop Analysis. Start Batch Analysis Hydromax will run the selected analyses for all combinations of load and damage cases using the batch processing command. Display Menu The Display menu contains commands for controlling the data. also. which are displayed in the graphics and other windows. Hydrostatic results Data format dialog Used to select display options for Criteria results: Page 207 . Results are written to a tab delimited text file as specified by the user at the start of the analysis.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Start Analysis Selecting Start Analysis causes Hydromax to start performing the specified analysis. Stop Analysis This command halts the analysis at the current iteration. Data Format Data Format allows you to choose which data are tabulated and graphed (Upright Hydrostatics. This should be turned on before commencing the analysis to ensure that results are added to the report when the analysis is completed. Note that the analysis may not have been completed and in the case of large angle stability. Spool to Report Send the results of the analysis to the report upon completion. Equilibrium and Specified Condition). any data displayed for the final iteration may be incorrect. equilibrium condition and KN values. A dialog box allows you to choose from a range of stability variables. Stability. The analysis may be halted at any time by choosing Stop Analysis from this menu.

Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Criteria table Data format dialog Used to select which columns are displayed in the Loadcase window: Loadcase Data format dialog When the Max. Safe heeling angle angles graph is shown as a result of a Large Angle Stability analysis the Data Format dialog may be used to customise the graph layout: Page 208 .

Select View from Data This function may be used to synchronise the display in the Design View window with one of the sets of data in Results window. This is required for automatic update of the Loadcase (note that if you do not rotate back to the DWL. labels. Page 209 . Large Angle Stability or Equilibrium analyses. and other items in the design view may be set by using this dialog. Prob damage zones Toggle the visibility of the probabilistic damage zones. This is to ensure that tank data in the Loadacase are for the vessel in the upright condition. Simply highlight the column or row that corresponds to the condition you wish to view and select “Select View From Data”. The view may be set from any of the results from Upright Hydrostatics. the Loadcase will not update while editing – only when start another analysis). not for tanks with the vessel at the final heel and trim of the last analysis. hull contours.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Max safe heeling angle Data format dialog May be used to customise the Floodable length graph: Floodable length Data format dialog Set Vessel to DWL Rotates the vessel back to upright and to DWL after an analysis has been completed (or Select View from Data used). the Design View will change to match the condition in the selected row or column in the Results window. compartments. Visibility The visibility of tanks.

This command is not available for images in the perspective window. The background may be loaded from an existing DXF file using the Import function in the File menu. in the top right corner of the window. Background Controls whether the background DXF construction lines and the background images are displayed or not. Delete Image Deletes the background image in the current view window. Also see: Show Single Hull Section on page 30 Page 210 . Show Single Hull Section in Body Plan Selecting the Show Single Hull Section item from the Display menu will change the display in the Body Plan window to show only one section through the hull. Alternatively. The commands in the submenu are only available when a background image or DXF has been imported. Show Image Shows the image in the current view window. The grid can only be displayed when the vessel is in upright position on its design waterline. Show DXF Shows the DXF background. Switching analysis type puts the boat back into upright position on its design waterline. similar to the one in Maxsurf. The option to display the grid will be greyed out when the ship is currently displayed in. The section being displayed can be chosen by clicking on the section indicators at the top of the control box. the section chosen can be changed by pressing the left or right cursor keys on your keyboard.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Individual Loadcase masses Toggle the visibility of the individual mass items in the current loadcase.. Set Image Reference Point Sets the image reference point. This allows you to rapidly step through the hull sections from bow to stern. See the Maxsurf manual for more details Hide DXF Hides the DXF background. as well as a control box. Hide Image Hides the background image in the current view window. Set Image Zero Point Sets the image zero point. a trimmed state at the end of an equilibrium analysis. Delete DXF background Deletes the DXF background. for example. Design Grid The grid submenu allows you to hide the grid or show the grid with or without station grid labels. Tools for positioning and scaling the background image are also here.

In addition to the length and mass units classes. When Hydromax has finished calculating the frames the sequence may be replayed by moving the mouse from side to side. Coefficients Allows you to customise how you wish to calculate the coefficients as well as the display format for the LCB and LCF. units for speed (used in wind heeling and heeling due to high-speed turn etc. Render Transparent When the Perspective window is the current view for the model the Render Transparent option may be toggled on and off. Data Menu Units The units used may be specified using the Units command. giving a simple visual simulation of the motion of the hull through the wave.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Render When the Perspective window is the current view for the model the Render option may be toggled on and off to render the surfaces. Selecting Animate will animate the stability sequence in the design View window. Frame of Reference Access to the Frame of Reference is intended for information only. Clicking the mouse button will terminate the animation. The angular units for measuring heel and trim angles are always degrees. the animation will automatically cycle through the full range of wave phases. See Customising Coefficients on page 36 for more information. You are not expected to change the Design Grid in Hydromax. Design Grid Access to the Design Grid is intended for information only. You may set the initial viewing position in the Perspective View window using the Pitch. For example. See Setting Units on page 37 for more information. Roll and Yaw indicators. criteria) and the angular units to be used for areas under GZ curves. Animate This command is available for any analysis that steps through several steps. Render Transparent makes the hull surfaces of the model semi transparent so that the rendered tanks and compartments within the model may be viewed. Page 211 . You are not expected to change the Frame of Reference in Hydromax. when a waveform has been specified and an equilibrium analysis is selected or after a Large Angle Stability analysis over a heeling range. Hold the shift key down while selecting the command to save the animation. through the range of heel angles specified. If animation is chosen after an Equilibrium Analysis has been performed in waves. may also be set.

KN and Equilibrium analysis. This will ensure that a consistent frame of reference is used in all the programs. Cascade Displays all the Windows behind the active Windows. Selecting the item brings the appropriate window to the front. The Graph window displays a number of different graphs. The Loadcase window allows you to enter a series of component weights. These inputs are used to calculate the total Displacement and Centre of Gravity for Stability. See: Setting the Frame of Reference on page 18. Margin Line Points or Modulus table. each represents a Hydromax window. Page 212 . Input Choose from the Input item to bring the desired Input window to the front and display the Compartment Definition. Loadcase Brings the Loadcase window to the front. It is highly recommended that the correct frame of reference be set in Maxsurf prior to loading the design into Hydromax. they may be changed using the Frame of Reference command. Tile Horizontal Layout all visible windows across the screen. View Direction Select the desired view direction from the sub-menu. Window Menu For the items in this menu. Arrange Icons Rearranges the icons of any iconised window so that they are collected together at the bottom of the Maxsurf program window. The selected design window will then be brought to the front. Results Choose from the Results item to bring the desired Results window to the front and display the desired table. Graph Brings the selected Graph window to the front.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference If the position(s) of the Baseline and/or Perpendiculars need to be changed from those defined in the Maxsurf model. Hydromax Help Invokes Hydromax Help. Help Menu Provides access to Hydromax Help. together with their longitudinal and vertical distances from the zero point. Key Points. Tile Vertical Layout all visible windows down the screen. depending on which analysis mode is currently active.

Check for Updates Provides access to our website with the most recent version listed. About Hydromax Displays information about the current version of Hydromax you are using.Chapter 5 Hydromax Reference Hydromax Automation Reference Invokes the Automation Reference help system. Page 213 . Online Support Provides access to a wide range of support resources available on the internet.

and investigates why differences with other hydrostatics packages may occur. because Hydromax treats trim exactly (the hull is rotated not sheared when trim occurs). these axis systems are no longer parallel. etc. World or trimmed frame of reference The “world” or “trimmed” reference frame is that of the trimmed vessel. However if the vessel is trimmed or heeled or rotated in both directions simultaneously. “Longitudinal” measurements are made parallel to the horizontal. there are two frames of reference: Ship or upright frame of reference The “ship” or “upright” reference frame is that of the upright vessel with zero-trim.) is achieved in Hydromax. static waterline and “vertical” measurements are perpendicular to the waterline Rotated reference frame (red) and measurements in the two reference frames: Measurements in the upright vessel reference frame (green) and trimmed reference frame (blue) When the vessel is upright (zero trim and zero heel) these axis systems are parallel. Page 214 . CP. AM. Definition and calculation of form parameters Below is a summary of the definitions of basic vessel particulars and form parameters used in Hydromax. “Longitudinal” measurements are made parallel to the baseline and “vertical” measurements are perpendicular to the baseline. Here the baseline is horizontal and the perpendiculars are vertical.Appendix A Appendix A: Calculation of Form Parameters This Appendix explains how the calculation of form parameters (CB. Measurement Reference Frames Results in Hydromax are given from the vessel‟s zero point. Here the baseline is no longer horizontal and neither are the perpendiculars vertical. However.

and only if the vessel is upright are the axis systems parallel and hence the equation holds). Page 215 .e. LCB). in generally for the vessel to be in equilibrium. then there will be a sin(trim angle) term introduced. It is for this reason that. GM. and measurements from the keel such as KB and KG. LCF.Appendix A Ship-Fixed and Earth-Fixed(world) axis systems The majority of measurements are given in the “ship” frame of reference. Similarly. in general. floatation and buoyancy (LCG. KM is not equal to KB+BM (BM is in a different axis system to KB and KM. are measured in the “world” frame of reference. This is because if the vessel is trimmed and if the VCG and VCB are not the same. i. These include longitudinal centres of gravity. Measurements such as BM. GM is the true vertical separation of the metacentre and the centre of gravity with the vessel inclined and are always measured normal to the water surface. Thus the metacentre is always vertically (in the earth-fixed axis system) above the centre of buoyancy by a distance BM = I / vol where I is the second moment of area of the waterplane. LCG is not equal to LCB – if both LCB and LCG are measured in the ship-axis system (of course if they are measured in the earthfixed axis system then they are the same. that are explicitly vertical. The same is true of TCB and TCG if the vessel is heeled.

parallel to baseline. measured in the trimmed reference frame Distance from keel (baseline) to centre of buoyancy. Length overall Longitudinal Centre of Buoyancy. parallel to baseline.Appendix A Nomenclature Amax Ams A AWP BOA BWL B b GM KB KG LOA LCB LCF LCG LWL LBP L T0 T t Maximum immersed cross-sectional area to waterline under investigation Immersed cross-sectional area to waterline under investigation amidships Immersed cross-section area: Amax or Ams as selected by user Area of waterplane at the waterline under investigation Overall beam of whole vessel (above and below waterline) Maximum waterline beam at design waterline Maximum beam of waterline under investigation Waterline beam of station under investigation Metacentric height: vertical distance from centre of gravity to metacentre. measured normal to the baseline. measured normal to the baseline. measured in upright reference frame. measured in upright reference frame. These can be modified in the Data | Coefficients dialog shown below: Page 216 . Distance from keel (baseline) to centre of gravity. parallel to baseline. Length of design waterline Length between perpendiculars length of waterline under investigation Draft from some arbitrary baseline (normally the lowest point on the design) Maximum immersed depth (draft) of hull Draft (immersed depth) of station under investigation Immersed volume of displacement at waterline under investigation Coefficient parameters There are several options for calculating hullform coefficients. Longitudinal Centre of Floatation. measured in upright reference frame. Longitudinal Centre of Gravity.

In some cases. Several lengths may be defined: the LBP is the length between perpendiculars. The forward perpendicular is normally defined as the intersection of the DWL with the bow. features such as bulbous bows and overhangs can make the LBP. it may be more appropriate to define an effective length of the underwater body. In addition. this may be different from the length of the DWL (LWL) and in general. will also be different from the LOA (overall length). In Hydromax you may choose between the length between perpendiculars and the waterline length for the calculation of Block. Prismatic and Waterplane Area Coefficients. Select Coefficients from the Display menu: Page 217 . Some of the more common lengths that may be used to characterise a vessel. The after perpendicular is normally defined as the position of the rudder post. LWL and LOA quite different.Appendix A Length The datum/design waterline or DWL is a waterline near which the fully loaded design is intended to float under normal circumstances. for calculations at drafts other than the DWL. or possibly the transom. particularly for resistance prediction purposes. it may be appropriate to use the actual waterline length at that draft (L).

Vessel with tumble-home Catamarans and other multihull vessels pose another difficulty. However. you can select various beams: Page 218 . there may be times when it is appropriate to use the maximum immersed beam (e. B2 and B3. In some cases the overall beam is of importance. Hydromax uses the total waterline beam of immersed portions of the section for calculation of block coefficient and other form parameters. vessel with tumble-home or blisters). For the calculation of section area coefficients it is normal practice to use the beam and draft of the section in question. Multihull beams You may choose which beam should be used from the following list: In the reported hydrostatics. For the section shown below.Appendix A Beam It is normal to use the maximum waterline beam for calculation of coefficients. For catamarans this will be twice the demihull beam (remember that the total displaced volume is used and hence the block coefficient is the same as that of a single demihull). For the case of a monohull this will be the normal waterline beam.g. in others. and this may be of the DWL or the waterline under consideration. the beam used would be the sum of B1. submarine. the beam of the individual hulls may be required.

Hydromax uses the depths that stations extend below the waterline for calculation of form coefficients. include the appendages. Both depths are measured in upright position. however. The other beam values are calculated by summing the breadth of waterline crossings as described above. For a monhull.Appendix A Calculated beams The values “Beam extents” are those that measure the beam across the maximum port and starboard extents of the vessel. However. Draft The draft is normally specified from a nominal datum. it will be less than the extents value. this will be the same as the extents value. including the option of measuring the draft to the baseline – this gives the option of ignoring appendages such as fin keels when determining the draft to be used to calculate the form parameter (if the baseline is defined to the bottom of the canoe body for example). there are also occasions when the immersed depth of the section is a more relevant measure of draft. You may select which depth should be used for the calculation of form parameters. For a catamaran this would be from the outside of the port demihull to the outside of the starboard demihull. the datum may be elsewhere. for vessels with raked keel lines or yachts. this is often the case when form parameters are calculated. but for a multihull. Hydromax uses these values for computing coefficients. However. In Hydromax drafts are defined from the datum line. Normally this datum is the lowest part of the upright hull. It should be noted that the section area will.: Page 219 . For a monhull without tunnels. this would simply be the distance from the port side to the starboard side.

Draft measured along the inclined perpendicular lines Immersed depth and Draft measurements The images below show the difference between the draft measurements (which are made in the inclined centreline plane of the vessel) and the immersed depth measurements (which are made normal to the free-surface). the draft becomes very large. Page 220 . It is for this reason that as the heel approaches 90degrees. the section with greatest cross-sectional area may also be of particular interest. Difference between “Immersed depth” and “Draft” measurements Midship and Max Area Sections It is current usual practice to define the midship section as midway between the perpendiculars. the draft is measured through the intersection of the upright waterline and the centreline. however for some vessels it is defined as the midpoint of the DWL. In Hydromax. the position midway between the perpendiculars is defined as midships. For vessels with no parallel mid-body. perpendicular to the heeled waterline (see figure below). Essentially the draft is measured along the heeled and trimmed perpendiculars on the centreline.Appendix A Draft measurements Draft measurement at heel angle When the vessel is heeled.

Length may be LBP.Appendix A When computing form coefficients. such as CP and CM." However. breadth and mean draft of the ship at that waterline. The section area coefficient used by Hydromax. breadth and depth equal to the length. The beam and immersed depth of the selected section is used unless the draft to baseline option has been selected in which case this draft is used. the midship section coefficient can be greater than unity. CB L B T Section Area Coefficient Principles of Naval Architecture defines the midship coefficient as: "The ratio of the immersed area of the midship station to that of a rectangle of breadth equal to moulded breadth and depth equal to moulded draft at amidships. Hydromax uses the length beam and draft as selected in the Coefficients dialog to compute the block coefficient. beam and draft used vary between authorities. Block Coefficient Principles of Naval Architecture defines the block coefficient as: "the ratio of the volume of displacement of the moulded form up to any waterline to the volume of a rectangular prism with length. LWL or some effective length. The beam may be at amidships or the maximum moulded beam of the waterline. the actual definitions of the length. The beam used is that obtained by summing the immersed waterline crossings of the specified section." It should be noted that. In Hydromax midships is midway between the perpendiculars. for sections that have significant tumble-home or blisters below the waterline. Options for Section area coefficient CM A b t Prismatic Coefficient Principles of Naval Architecture defines the prismatic coefficient as: Page 221 . you may select which section area should be used: Hydromax uses the station with the maximum immersed cross-sectional area at the waterline under consideration. or may be defined according to another standard – this may be important for hulls with significant tumble-home or blisters below the waterline. is calculated at either the station with maximum cross-sectional area or the midship section area (as defined in the Coefficients dialog).

The LCG and LCB are calculated in the “ship” or “upright” frame of reference.Appendix A "The ratio between the volume of displacement and a prism whose length equals the length of the ship and whose cross-section equals the midship section area. CP L A Waterplane Area Coefficient Principles of Naval Architecture defines the waterplane area coefficient as: "The ratio between the area of the waterplane and the area of a circumscribing rectangle. When the vessel is free-to-trim. see Measurement Reference Frames on page 214. CWP AWP L B LCG and LCB Hydromax allows you to fully customise how you want to display the LCB and LCF values. but not in the frame of reference. See Customising Coefficients on page 36 for more information. Therefore a difference between the LCG and the LCB value will occur when the vessel is trimmed." Hydromax uses the length and beam as selected. the LCG and LCB will be at the same longitudinal position in the global coordinate system." Again the definition of midship section and vessel length depend on the standard being used. Hydromax uses the selected length and the selected immersed cross-section area Amax or Ams. This is explained in the figure below: Effect of vertical separation of CG and CB on LCG and LCB measured in the Ship reference frame Page 222 .

assuming the deck inclination is zero when the vessel is in upright position. Hydromax calculates the steepest slope of the deck when the ship is trimmed and/or heeled. MTc or MTi The required moment to make the vessel trim one unit-length. Maximum deck inclination The inclination angle is a combination of heel and trim angle.Appendix A Note: LCG and LCB are calculated in the vessels‟ frame of reference and therefore will have different longitudinal positions when the vessel is trimmed then for when it is upright. Tf are the aft and forward drafts at the corresponding perpendiculars and LPP is the length between perpendiculars. Ta . Page 223 . This is the same for differences in TCG and TCB values due to heeling. Immersion The weight required to sink the model one unit-length below its current waterline. Trim angle The trim angle as defined by: tan 1 Ta Tf L pp where: is the trim angle. For example: The Max deck inclination is the maximum slope of the deck when combining the trim and heel angle of the vessel. That can be either cm or inch depending on your unit settings. The unitlength can be either in cm or inch depending on your unit settings. Deck camber and initial deck slope are not taken into account.

due to the increased speed and accuracy with which these calculations may be carried out. With hand calculations. The differences are easily shown by considering the surface area of half a sphere. If the surface is exported as DXF poly-lines then the precision used and the number of straight-line sections used to make up the poly-line are important.5% (note that.5 2 R 2 A' approximately 27%. Different number of integration stations used. Simpson.Appendix A RM at 1 deg The righting Moment at 1 degree heel angle. which are normally either based on Simpson's rule or the Trapezium rule. and occur in both hand calculations. or higher order methods. and the wetted surface area can only be accurately found by summing elemental areas over the complete surface. However. it may seem that wetted surface area may be calculated by simply integrating the station girth along the length of the hull. this is primarily due to differences in the definitions used – see discussion above. such as near the bow and stern. However. and number of interpolation points used to define each section. Integration of wetted surface area At first glance. Differences in derived form parameters may show considerable variation. The only accurate numerical method is to sum the areas of individual triangles interpolated on the parametric surface.27 .5% error discrepancy noted above. In general. it is quite feasible to use 200 sections or more with 10s of significant figures. This can be of particular importance if the waterline intersects the stem profile between two sections. and most automatic calculations carried out by computers. Differences in the hull definition. note that this is with an infinite number of integration steps. agreement of hand calculations to within 2% is considered good). in general. it is normal to use perhaps 21 sections and perhaps 3-5 significant figures. in a similar way that one might integrate the station cross-sectional area along the length of the hull to obtain the volume. and hence the 2 2 R2 integration of section girths underestimates by error factor of 4/ 1. It may be shown that the area obtained by integrating the girth of the sphere along its length is given by: R2 . and their distribution. These effects are noted from comparing the results of different hydrostatics packages on the same hullform. The 0. Further. the stations should be more closely spaced. differences for basic parameters such as displacement etc. The integration method used: trapezium. Where there are large changes in shape. Page 224 2 . where R is the radius of the circle. the accuracy increases as the step size is reduced. the error due to integrating girths along the vessel length cannot be removed simply by increasing the number of integration stations. calculated by RM Displ *GMt * sin(1) Potential for errors in hydrostatic calculations There are a number of potential sources of error when calculating the hydrostatic properties of immersed shapes. or 0. Both methods use numerical integration techniques. These mainly occur from the integration method used. This is given analytically by: A 2 R 2 . are under 0. As with all numerical integration schemes. this is not the case. may be attributed to a number of causes: Convergence limits when balancing a hull to a specified displacement or centre of gravity. hence computer calculations offer an enormous advantage compared with hand calculations. with computer calculations.

will be subject to the error described above. for normal ship hulls the differences will be much less. which use a number of vertical stations to define the hull. Those calculated by Hydromax and most other hydrodynamics packages. Page 225 . Surface areas calculated by the 'Calculate Areas' dialog in Maxsurf are the most accurate. due to the greatly reduced longitudinal curvature.Appendix A However. since they are derived from the actual parametric definition of the surface.

Appendix B Appendix B: Criteria file format The criteria are saved in a Hydromax criteria file with the extension .0 0. which may be edited manually so as to generate custom criteria. The typical format of the file is given below: Please refer to the file C:\Program Files\Maxsurf\HMCriteriaHelp\CriteriaHelp.html for a full list of all the parameters for all the different criteria types.rtf true STIX input data true false false GreaterThan false true false false false true true 0. The file is a normal PC text file.000 Page 226 .0 30. Hydromax Criteria File [units] LengthUnits = m MassUnits = tonne SpeedUnits = kts AngleUnits = deg GZAreaGMAngleUnits = deg [end] [criterionGroup] GroupName = Specific Criteria ParentGroupName = root [end] [criterionGroup] GroupName = My Custom Criteria ParentGroupName = root [end] [criterionGroup] GroupName = STIX input data ParentGroupName = Specific Criteria [end] [criterion] Type RuleName CritName CritInfo CritInfoFile Locked GroupName TestIntact TestDamage Test Compare UseLoHeel UseEquilibrium UseHiHeel UseFirstPeak UseMaxGZ UseFirstDF UseVanishingStab LoHeel HiHeel RequiredValue [end] = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = CTStdAreaUnderGZBetweenLimits STIX input data GZ area to the lesser of downflooding or… Area under GZ curve between specified heel… HMCriteriaHelp\StixHelp.hcr.

The first section of the file is the units section and this specifies the units that are to be used in the file. If Locked is set to true. The common parameters for all criteria are as follows: Type Describes the type of criterion RuleName Text which specifies the rule to which the criterion belongs CritName Text which specifies the criterion‟s name CritInfo Verbose description of the criterion Locked Whether the criterion may be edited in Hydromax or not.rtf true STIX input data true false false GreaterThan 0. There are two angular units: AngleUnits Specifies the units for angular measurements.0 The file must have “Hydromax Criteria File” in the first row. Page 227 . e. range of stability GZAreaGMAngleUnits Specifies the angle units used for area under GZ graph and for GM.Appendix B [criterion] Type RuleName CritName CritInfo CritInfoFile Locked GroupName TestIntact TestDamage Test Compare RequiredValue [end] = = = = = = = = = = = = CTStdAngleOfVanishingStab STIX input data Angle of vanishing stability Calculates the angle of vanishing stability… HMCriteriaHelp\StixHelp. The criteria then appear after the units section and as many criteria as required may be included.g. it is not possible to edit the criterion‟s parameters in Hydromax The other parameters that may be set depend on the criterion type.

Parent Calculations Special calculations are provided for some criteria parameters.Appendix F Appendix C: Criteria Help In this Appendix all individual Parent Criteria are explained in detail. This allows for complex calculations to be cross referenced into criteria. you should make a copy of the parent calculation by dragging it to your custom criteria folder.com with details of the required calculations. In the criterion select the required calculation from the pull down list: Angle calculators These calculators produce an angular measurement and may be referenced by the following criteria: Criteria that currently support roll-back angle calculations Heeling arm criteria (xRef) Combined Page 228 Ratio of areas type 2 Combined criteria (ratio of areas XRefHeelRatioOfAreas2 XRefHeelGenericWindHeeling . see Chapter 4 Stability Criteria on page 163. severe wind and rolling (weather) criterion. please contact support@formsys. and the IMO required GM for vessels carrying grain in bulk. In this section: Parent Calculations Minimum GM Calculators Parent Heeling Arms Parent Heeling Moments Parent Stability Criteria For all general help on criteria or working with the criteria dialog. This information can also be found in the lower right of the Criteria Dialog in the Criteria Help section. Selecting a calculation in a criterion Using a calculation in a criterion is very similar to using a heel arm: Define your custom calculation by copying it from the parent list. The parent calculations are listed above the parent heeling arms: Parent calculations in Hydromax Criteria dialog As with other criteria and heeling arms. If there are any other calculations that you would like implemented. Currently this has only been implemented for the IMO roll-back angle calculation used in the IMO code on Intact Stability.

267(85). The method used for the k-factor can be one of three options: “Round bilge: k = 1.645 B Vd 0. This calculation follows the function defined in the Intact Stability codes A. is calculated as follows: GM L B Vd 0. The input parameters may be specified by the user or calculated by Hydromax for the vessel in the upright condition for the current loadcase.wind heeling arm CritHeelWindHeeling IMO roll-back angle calculator The IMO roll back angle calculator calculates the roll back angle as per the severe wind and rolling (weather) criterion as defined in the IMO Code on Intact Stability.7” or “Tabulated value for k” – these are auto completed so you only need to type the first letter.23(59). “Sharp bilge: k = 0.0875 SF Where (using consistent units): L is the combined length of all full compartments Page 229 . combined criteria (stand alone) type 2) Ratio of areas type 2 . as defined in IMO Resolution MSC.general wind heeling arm CritHeelRatioOfAreas2 CritHeelGenericWindHeeling Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 2) .749(18) and MSC.25 B 0.general wind heeling arm Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 2) . combined criteria (stand alone) Heeling arm.0”. The block coefficient is calculated with the current user settings for length and beam (not necessarily the waterline beam which another parameter required for the calculation).Appendix B heeling arm criteria (xRef) Heeling arm criteria (stand alone) Heeling arm. Input parameters for: IMO roll-back angle calculation GM calculators These calculators produce a GM measurement and may be referenced by the following criteria: Criteria that currently support roll-back angle calculations GZ curve criteria Value of GMt at (calc) CTStdValueOfGMAt Minimum GM calculator – Grain The required GM for vessels carrying grain.

H is the height of the assumed centre of lateral resistance of the vessel. Δ is the vessel displacement 0 is a critical heel angle which may be a fixed angle or a fraction of the deck-edge or marginline immersion angle A is the windage area which may be specified as a total area or as an area additional to the area of the hull above the waterline.028 t/m2 and k1 = 1309 m4/t Page 230 . 170. h is height of the centroid of A above the zero point.170: ocean service: k0 = 0. 170.Appendix F B is the moulded breadth of the vessel SF is the stowage factor Vd is the calculated average void depth Δ is the vessel displacement Input parameters for: Grain heeling min. 170.170: service on partially protected water: k0 = 0.170: service on protected water: k0 = 0.036 t/m2 and k1 = 1309 m4/t For CFR 46.0033 Ton/ft2 and k1 = 14200 ft4/Ton k0 = 0. for example: For CFR 46. k0 and k1 are constants.005 Ton/ft2 and k1 = 14200 ft4/Ton k0 = 0.055 t/m2 and k1 = 1309 m4/t For CFR 46.0025 Ton/ft2 and k1 = 14200 ft4/Ton k0 = 0. required GM Minimum GM calculator – Wind pressure The GM required to withstand wind pressure is calculated as follows: k0 GM L k1 2 A(h H ) cos n ( 0 ) sin( 0 ) Where (using consistent units): L is the waterline length of the vessel (if the criterion required LPP or LOA then enter the value directly rather than having it calculated by Hydromax.

050: GM Nb with a K tan( 0 ) Nb and m. n are the exponents for sine and cosine. Input parameters for: Constant min.0 K Where N is the number of passengers. required GM Minimum GM calculator – Constant with freeboard The required GM is calculated as follows: GM a f B fa cos n ( 0 ) sin m ( 0 ) Page 231 Where (using consistent units): . An example of where this calculation should be used is in CFR 46. 171. n = 1.Appendix B Input parameters for: Wind pressure min. required GM Minimum GM calculator – Constant The required GM is calculated as follows: GM a cos n ( 0 ) sin m ( 0 ) Where (using consistent units): a is a constant arm or moment (depending on whether the vessel displacement is used) 0 is a critical heel angle which may be a fixed angle or a fraction of the deck-edge or marginline immersion angle m. b is their average transverse location and K is the number of passengers per unit mass.

Appendix F a is a constant arm or moment (depending on whether the vessel displacement is used) B is the vessel beam f is the minimum freeboard for the upright (zero heel) condition to the deck-edge or marginline. fa is the additional freeboard allowance calculated as follows (additionally the freeboard allowance may be limited to a maximum specified value): fa k h l L 2b b0 B b1 Where (using consistent units): L is the waterline length of the vessel (if the criterion required LPP or LOA then enter the value directly rather than having it calculated by Hydromax. B is the same as that used in the expression for GM k is a dimensionless constant h is a height. Page 232 . there is a list of parent heeling arms. Parent Heeling Arms As with the criteria. typically the height of the watertight trunk l is a length. typically the breadth of the watertight trunk b0 is a constant with the same units as b b1 is a dimensionless constant If desired. please see Heeling arm criteria (xRef) on page 260. a heel adjustment may be included: 0 is a critical heel angle which may be a fixed angle or a fraction of the deck-edge or marginline immersion angle m. n are the exponents for sine and cosine. from which custom heeling arms may be derived: Available heeling arms and moments To learn how to cross reference these heeling arms into criteria. and for the Old heeling arm criteria where the heeling arm is specified for each criterion separately. typically the length of the watertight trunk b is a breadth. Heeling Arm Definition This section describes how to define heeling arms and is valid for both the parent heeling arms that can be cross referenced into the heeling arm criteria.

Appendix B There are several heeling arms that are used for the criteria. make sure you copy them into a custom heeling arms folder before editing them. GustRatio H gust H steady Both the steady and the gust heel arm have the same shape. For wind n=2 is often used for heeling because both the projected area as well as the lever decrease with the cosine of the heel angle. A is the magnitude of the heeling arm. General heeling arm with gust Some criteria require a Gust Ratio. They are defined below. However. Typically n=1 is used for passenger crowding and vessel turning since the horizontal lever for the passenger transverse location reduces with the cosine of the heel angle. the Parent heeling arms will be reset to their default values each time you start up Hydromax. some criteria. Same as for the Parent criteria. General heeling arm The general form of the heeling arm is given below: H( ) where: A cos n ( ) is the heel angle. in this case n=0 should be used. such as IMO Severe wind and rolling (weather criterion) have a heeling arm of constant magnitude. General heeling arm General heeling arm with gust General cos+sin heeling arm User Defined Heeling Arm Passenger crowding heeling arm Wind Turning Lifting heeling Towing heeling Forces heeling arm Trawling heeling arm Grain heeling arm Areas and leavers Important note: heeling arm criteria dependent on displacement Note: When you are working with the parent heeling arms. H steady ( ) H gust ( ) A cosn ( ) A GustRatio cosn ( ) Page 233 . this is the ratio of the magnitude of the wind heeling arm during a gust to the magnitude of the wind heeling arm under steady wind. cosn describes the shape of the curve. Make sure you read Important note: heeling arm criteria dependent on displacement on page 240.

cosn describes the shape of the curve. notably lifting of weights. R2 A2 B 2 and tan B A Make sure you read Important note: heeling arm criteria dependent on displacement on page 240. Some criteria specify the ratio of the wind speeds. Page 234 .Appendix F where: is the heel angle. These should be comma delimited for example <45 . A is the magnitude of the heeling arm.2 meters at 45 degrees angle of heel. General cos+sin heeling arm Some criteria. User Defined Heeling Arm A user-defined heeling arm may be used in the criteria. this is taken as the magnitude – and the heel angle is left unchanged. 1. the definition of gust ratio is the ratio of the heeling arms. and if a value preceded by a comma is given. require a heeling arm with both a sine and cosine component: H( ) k A cos n ( ) B sin m ( ) It should be noted that provided the indices are both unity.) A single coefficient may be adjusted and this is used as a multiplication factor (whist the shape of the curve remains unchanged). the ratio of the heel arms will be the square of the ratio of the wind speeds. the user can specify the number of points and the shape of the heeling arm curve. if it is assumed that the wind pressure is proportional to the square of the wind seed. (To aid input of the data. First. if only one value is supplied it is taken as the heel angle – and the magnitude is left unchanged. It should be noted. the number of points is specified and then for each point the angle and magnitude of the curve can be specified. This heeling arm can then be cross-referenced into any of the heeling arm criteria.2> for a heeling arm magnitude of 1. the angle of the tow above the horizontal) is included. that in this case. D C tan( ) . It may be shown that this is equivalent to: H( ) where: k C cos( ) D sin( ) R2 1 tan 2 ( C ) . With the heeling arm. the same heeling arm form may be used for computing towing heeling arms of the form: H( ) k A cos( ) B sin( ) in this case a constant angle (in the case of towing.

Appendix B Passenger crowding heeling arm The magnitude of the heel arm is given by: H pc ( ) where: n pas MD cosn ( ) n pas is the number of passengers M is the average mass of a single passenger D is the average distance of passengers from the vessel centreline is the vessel mass (same units as M ) The heeling arm parameters are specified as follows: Option number of passengers: nPass passenger mass: M distance from centreline: D cosine power: n Wind heeling arm Description Number of passengers Units none Average mass of one passenger Average distance of the passengers from the centreline Cosine power for curve .defines shape mass length none In the case of the wind pressure based formulation. the wind heeling arm is given by: Page 235 . the wind heeling arm is given by: Hw( ) a PA h H cosn ( ) g where: a is a constant. theoretically unity A is the windage area at height h is the vessel mass P is the wind pressure H is the vertical centre of hydrodynamic resistance to the wind force In the case of the wind velocity based formulation.

centre of projected lat.5 ρair CD for the velocity formulation. H is taken as the vertical centre of underwater lateral projected area. normally unity for pressure based formulation or 0. The heeling arm is thus given by: Ht ( ) v2 a h cos n ( ) Rg where (in consistent units): a is a constant.defines shape length length length length none The magnitude of the heel arm is derived from the moment created by the centripetal force acting on the vessel during a high-speed turn and the vertical separation of the centres of gravity and hydrodynamic lateral resistance to the turn.Appendix F Hw( ) a v2 A h H cosn ( ) g where: a is now effectively an average drag coefficient for the windage area multiplied by the air density and has units of density v is the wind speed. H is taken as the waterline Cosine power for curve . And the other parameters are described as above. an area to be added to the windage area computed by Hydromax based on the hull sections There are four options for specifying H (all options are calculated with the vessel upright at the loadcase displacement and LCG): User specified H is taken as half the mean draft. where ρair is the density of air and CD is an average drag coefficient for the windage area Pressure or Velocity (type “P” or “V”) Actual velocity of pressure . mass/length3 for velocity based formulation wind model wind pressure or velocity area centroid height: h total area: A additional area: A height of lateral resistance: H H = mean draft / 2 H = vert. The heeling arm is obtained by dividing the heeling moment by the vessel weight. u'water area H = waterline cosine power: n Turning heeling arm Height of user defined total or additional windage area User may specify either a total windage area Or. theoretically unity v is the vessel velocity Page 236 .depends on wind model mass/(time2 length) or length/ time length length2 length2 Units none for pressure based formulation. Option constant: a Description Constant which may be used to modify the magnitude of the heel arm.

h is taken as the vertical separation of the centres of gravity and underwater lateral projected area. i. R. centre of projected lat. as percentage of LWL Vertical lever: h Description Constant which may be used to modify the magnitude of the heel arm. but there is an effective change of its centre of gravity.e. the vessel displacement remains constant. as some criteria require. Cosine power for curve . as percentage of LWL There are four options for specifying h (all options are calculated with the vessel upright at the loadcase displacement and LCG): User specified h is taken as KG . u'water area cosine power: n Lifting heeling arm length length length none This is used to simulate the effect of lifting a weight from its stowage position. (The weight is lifted from a stowage position onboard the vessel by a crane on the vessel.defines shape Units none length/time length % length h = KG h = KG .position of G above baseline in upright condition h is taken as KG less half the mean draft.Appendix B R is the radius of the turn h is the vertical separation of the centres of gravity and lateral resistance The heeling arm parameters are specified as follows: Option constant: a vessel speed: v turn radius: R turn radius. normally unity Vessel speed in turn Turn radius may be specified directly Or.mean draft / 2 h = KG .vert.) The magnitude of the heel arm is given by: H lw ( ) M h cos( ) v sin( ) where: M is the mass of the weight being lifted h is horizontal separation of the centre of gravity of the weight in its stowage position and the suspension position (upper tip of lifting boom) v is vertical separation of the centre of gravity of the weight in its stowage position and the suspension position (upper tip of lifting boom) is the vessel mass (same units as M ) Page 237 .

The magnitude of the heel arm is given by: Page 238 . Horizontal separation of suspension point (upper tip of lifting boom) from weight‟s original stowage position on the vessel This value is positive if the horizontal shift of the weight should produce a positive heeling moment. such as those applied due fire-fighting or manoeuvring using thrusters.defines shape Units force length length angle of tow above horizontal: tau cosine power: n Forces heeling arm angle none This heeling arm can be used to model up to two forces acting on the vessel forces. Angle of tow above the horizontal Cosine power for curve .Appendix F Just before lifting the weight off the vessel’s deck The heeling arm parameters are specified as follows: Option Mass being lifted: M vertical separation of suspension from stowage position: v Description Mass of weight being lifted Vertical separation of suspension point from weight‟s original stowage position on the vessel. expressed as a force. It is assumed that the towline is sufficiently long that this angle remains constant and does not vary as the vessel is heeled. h is horizontal offset of the tow attachment position from the vessel centreline v is vertical separation tow attachment position from the vessel‟s vertical centre of thrust is the vessel mass is the power index for the cosine term which may be used to change the shape of the heeling n arm curve is the (constant) angle of the towline above the horizontal. This value is positive if the towline is above the thrust centre. The heeling arm parameters are specified as follows: Option tension or thrust: T vertical separation of propeller centre and tow attachment: v horizontal offset of tow attachment: h Description Tension in towline or vessel thrust Vertical separation tow attachment position from the vessel‟s vertical centre of thrust. This value is positive if the offset is in the direction of the tow. Units mass length horizontal separation of suspension from stowage position: h length Towing heeling arm The magnitude of the heel arm is given by: H tow ( ) T v cosn ( g ) h sin( ) where: T is the tension in the towline or vessel thrust. Horizontal offset of the tow attachment position from the vessel centreline. This value is positive if the suspension position (upper tip of lifting boom) is above the original stowage position.

y is the transverse distance of the line of action of the trawl wire from the vessel centreline n defines the shape of the heeling arm. B. It is mirrored about the heel=0 axis and is not allowed to go below zero.Appendix B H forces ( ) 1 A1 h1 g H cosn1 ( ) A2 h 2 H cosn2 ( ) where: A1 and A2 are two forces acting on the vessel. Point A = (0 deg heel. The equation of the H grain ( ) 0 1 abs (1 1 ) Page 239 .e the heeling arm magnitude is reduced by a factor α at a heel angle of line is given below: 1. is the vessel mass Grain heeling arm This heeling arm can be used model the effects of bulk grain shift as defined in IMO Resolution MSC. λ0) Point B = ( 1 deg heel. H is the assumed vertical position of the vessel‟s centre of lateral resistance (or the centre of rotation from which the forces are applied) is the vessel mass g is acceleration due to gravity Trawling heeling arm This heeling arm can be used model the effects of trawl net snagging as defined in Annex G of the Australian NSCV requirements: H trawling ( ) m y cosn ( ) m where: m is a mass parameter determined from the breaking load of the trawl gear and the downwards angle of the trawl net. α λ0) i. not a mass. expressed as a force. n1 and n2 define the shapes of the heeling arms created by the two forces. h1 and h2 are the vertical heights (from the zero point) at which these forces act.23(59): The heeling arm is defined by a straight line through two points A.

Length. wind heeling etc. is assumed to be at the baseline (as set up in the Frame of Reference dialog). further. even if the baseline does not correspond to the physical bottom of the vessel. Page 240 . which take account of the vessel displacement as required. positive upwards. In all cases the vertical centroids are given in the Maxsurf/Hydromax co-ordinate system. Important note: heeling arm criteria dependent on displacement Some heeling arm criteria are dependent on the displacement of the vessel for the calculation of the Heeling Arm. i. only “Hull” surfaces are included in the calculation . where M = heeling moment Δ = displacement. For these types of heeling arms you should use the various heeling moment curves that are available – see below: Heeling moment curves Parent Heeling Moments Heeling moments work the same way as the Minimum GM Calculations in that they can be cross referenced into criteria. thus.: from the model‟s vertical datum. StowFact is the stowage factor in units of Length3/Mass. The advantage of using heeling moments is that they provide a constant heeling moment (varying heeling arm) as the vessel displacement changes (due to different loadcases or during a limiting KG analysis). increasing the number of sections will increase the accuracy of the area calculation.Appendix F The heeling arm magnitude at zero heel. the value “A” in: H( ) M A cos n ( ) . The lateral projected area and its centroid of area are calculated for the upright vessel (zero heel) at the draft and trim defined in the loadcase or trim dialog.“Structure” surfaces are ignored. λ0. The vertical position of the keel. The user may also specify additional areas and vertical centroids or the total areas and vertical centroids. These are in addition to the existing specific heeling arm curves for passenger crowding. For example. K.. and is the vessel mass Areas and levers Some criteria require the evaluation of above and below water lateral projected areas and their vertical centroids.is manually calculated from: A .e. is given by: 0 volHM StowFact Where: volHM is the assumed volumetric heeling moment due to transverse grain shift in units of Length3. The area is calculated from the hydrostatic sections used by Hydromax.

thus and are the magnitude of the heeling arm (length). cosn describes the shape of the curve. in this case n=0 should be used. some criteria. the same heeling moment form may be used for computing towing heeling moments of the form: H( ) k A cos( ) B sin( ) in this case a constant angle (in the case of towing. It may be shown that this is equivalent to: H( ) where: k C cos( ) D sin( ) C R2 1 tan 2 ( ) . such as IMO Severe wind and rolling (weather criterion) have a heeling arm of constant magnitude. For wind n=2 is often used for heeling because both the projected area as well as the lever decrease with the cosine of the heel angle.Appendix B The following heeling moments are available in the Hydromax criteria dialog: General heeling moment General cos+sin heeling moment General heeling moment with gust User Defined Heeling Moment General heeling moment The general form of the heeling moment is given below.length) and (mass). D C tan( ).length) and A and B the magnitudes of the cosine and sine components of the heeling moment A B the vessel displacement (mass). require a heeling moment with both a sine and cosine component: H( ) where: k A cos n ( ) B sin m ( ) is the heel angle. the angle of the tow above the horizontal) is included. notably lifting of weights. It should be noted that provided the n and m indices are both unity. thus the vessel displacement A is the magnitude of the heeling arm (length). (mass. However. General cos+sin heeling moment Some criteria. R 2 A 2 B and 2 tan B A Page 241 . Typically n=1 is used for passenger crowding and vessel turning since the horizontal lever for the passenger transverse location reduces with the cosine of the heel angle. It allows you to specify a constant heeling moment as opposed to a constant heeling arm: H( ) where: A cos n ( ) is the heel angle. A is the magnitude of the heeling moment (mass.

the definition of gust ratio is the ratio of the heeling arms.Appendix F General heeling moment with gust Some criteria require a Gust Ratio. the ratio of the heel arms will be the square of the ratio of the wind speeds. Maximum value of Heel. Defining User Defined Heeling Moments works in much the same as for User Defined Heeling Arm. cosn describes the shape of the curve. Pitch or Maximum Slope (compared with an originally horizontal and flat deck). that in this case. thus the vessel displacement A is the magnitude of the heeling arm (length). H steady ( ) H gust ( ) where: A A cos n ( ) GustRatio cos n ( ) is the heel angle. GustRatio H gust H steady The general form of the heeling moment is given below. It should be noted. Parent Stability Criteria The parent criteria are divided up into different categories depending on their basic types. if it is assumed that the wind pressure is proportional to the square of the wind seed. Both the steady and the gust heel moment have the same shape. The equilibrium criteria are only displayed in the report if you run an equilibrium analysis. User Defined Heeling Moment With the User Defined Heeling Moment.length) and (mass). Some criteria specify the ratio of the wind speeds. A is the magnitude of the heeling moment (mass. Criteria at Equilibrium These criteria are calculated after an equilibrium analysis and relate to the equilibrium position of the vessel after the analysis. This heeling moment can then be linked into a Heeling arm criteria (xRef) for evaluation. this is the ratio of the magnitude of the wind heeling arm during a gust to the magnitude of the wind heeling arm under steady wind. the user can specify the number of points and the shape of the heeling moment curve. Trim or Slope at Equilibrium This criterion may be used to check the value of maximum Heel. It allows you to specify a constant heeling moment as opposed to a constant heeling arm. Option The angle of Description Choose from the following (case insensitive auto-completion is used): Heel Pitch MaxSlope Units deg Page 242 .

Appendix B Shall be less than / Shall not be greater than Permissible value deg Minimum Freeboard at Equilibrium Checks whether the minimum freeboard is greater than a minimum required value. use a combination of both forms of the minimum/maximum freeboard criteria. Page 243 . calculated from the GZ curve. This could be used to check that an embarkation point is sufficiently close to the waterline. This could be used to check margin line or downflooding point immersion. Option The value of Description Choose from the following (case insensitive auto-completion is used): Marginline DeckEdge DownfloodingPoints PotentialDfloodingPoints EmbarkationPoints ImmersionPoints Permissible value Units length Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than length To check that the freeboard lies within a specified range. are calculated from the Large Angle Stability analysis in Hydromax. Value of GMT or GML at Equilibrium This criterion is used to check that the GM (transverse or longitudinal) exceeds a specified minimum value. Option The value of Description Choose from the following (case insensitive auto-completion is used): GMtransverse GMlongitudinal) Permissible value Units length Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than length GZ Curve Criteria (non-heeling arm) These criteria. Option The value of Description Choose from the following (case insensitive auto-completion is used): Marginline DeckEdge DownfloodingPoints PotentialDfloodingPoints EmbarkationPoints ImmersionPoints Permissible value Units length Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than length Maximum Freeboard at Equilibrium Check that the maximum freeboard is less than a maximum required value.

If all the upper limit values are less than the lower limit. first peak in GZ curve. the upper range heel angle specified in the criterion. If any of the calculated angles for the upper limit are less than the lower limit. they will be ignored when selecting the lowest. The criterion is passed if the value of GZ is greater than the required value. the greater of the following: User specified heel angle See Nomenclature Units deg . angle of maximum GZ or the downflooding angle.Appendix F Value of GMt at Finds the value of GMt at either a specified heel angle or the equilibrium angle. The criterion is passed if the value of GZ is greater then the required value. then the criterion will fail. This functionality is to allow criteria such as “The maximum GZ at 30deg or greater”. Option specified heel angle angle of equilibrium Select calculation from list Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Value of GZ at Description Value of GMt at either User specified heel angle See Nomenclature Chose a calculation for the minimum required GM from a copy of one of the Parent calculations Permissible value Units deg deg length length Finds the value of GZ at either a specified heel angle. you may also select a calculation to provide the required minimum GM. or exceeds. Note: Upper limit and analysis heel angle range It is required that the range of heel angles specified for the Large Angle Stability analysis is equal. The criterion is passed if the value of GMt is greater then the required value. Option specified heel angle angle of first GZ peak angle of maximum GZ first downflooding angle Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Value of Maximum GZ Description Value of GZ at either User specified heel angle See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Permissible value Units deg deg deg deg length Finds the maximum value of GZ within a specified heel angle range. In addition to a fixed required value. Option in the range from the greater of specified heel angle angle of equilibrium Page 244 Description Value of maximum GZ Lower limit for heel angle range. If you want to check the value of GZ at a certain angle you can set both specified angles as the required angle. GMt is computed from waterplane inertia and immersed volume (not the slope of the GZ curve as this is inaccurate if the heel angle resolution is insufficient).

Otherwise the required value of maximum GZ varies as a hyperbolic function with the angle of maximum GZ. this should normally be specified and be less than or equal to the upper limit of the range of heel angles used for the Large Angle Stability analysis. The required GZ value depends on the angle at which the maximum occurs. This is 0 . See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Permissible value deg deg deg deg length Value of Maximum GZ Value of GZ at Specified Angle or Maximum GZ below Specified Angle If the angle at which maximum GZ occurs is greater than a specified value. Units deg Page 245 . Otherwise the value of maximum GZ is calculated. the required value of GZ is constant and is taken at this specified angle. the lesser of the following: User specified heel angle. the value of GZ at the specified angle is calculated. see graph below. Option heel angle at which required GZ is constant Description If the angle of maximum GZ is greater than or equal to this value.Appendix B to the lesser of specified heel angle angle of first GZ peak angle of maximum GZ first downflooding angle Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Upper limit for heel angle range.

Units length deg deg length then GZ 0 must be greater than the specified. Page 246 . Angle at which GZ is measured may be limited to first downflooding angle. 0 GZ max GZ max 0 then GZ max must be greater than GZ 0 where: is the specified angle at which the required GZ value becomes a constant 0 GZ max is the heel angle at which the maximum GZ of value occurs 0 GZ is the GZ value at 0 and GZ max is the maximum value of GZ. Angle at which GZ is measured may be limited to the location of the first peak in the GZ curve. Permissible value. constant value.Appendix F Option required value of GZ at this angle is limited by first GZ peak angle limited by first downflooding angle Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than If If GZ max 0 Description Required value of GZ at the heel angle specified above. Value of RM at Specified Angle or Maximum RM Below Specified Angle As above (Value of GZ at specified angle or maximum GZ below specified angle) except the righting moment rather than the righting lever is specified. This is GZ 0 . The righting moment RM is given by: RM gGZ where: is the vessel volume of displacement is the density of the liquid the vessel is floating in is acceleration due to gravity = 9. measured and compared. Variation of required GZ with angle of maximum GZ The angle at which the GZ was measured is listed in the results.80665m/s2 g GZ is the righting lever.

the lesser of the following: User specified heel angle See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Second heel angle. Ratio Option GZ GZ 1 2 Phi1. The criterion is passed if the ratio is less then the required value. the lesser of the following: User specified heel angle See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Permissible value Units deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg % Ratio of GZ values at phi1 and phi2 Page 247 . first heel angle. second heel angle.Appendix B Ratio of GZ Values at Phi1 and Phi2 Calculates the ratio of the GZ values at two specified heel angles. the lesser of specified heel angle angle of first GZ peak angle of maximum GZ first downflooding angle Shall be less than / Shall not be greater than Description Ratio of GZ values at phi1 and phi2 First heel angle. the lesser of specified heel angle angle of first GZ peak angle of maximum GZ first downflooding angle Phi2.

heel angle can be limited by first peak in GZ curve and/or first downflooding angle. The criterion is passed if the angle is greater then the required value. The user may choose the type of Key point to define the downflooding angle (downflooding point. The criterion is passed if the equilibrium angle is less then the required value. Option spec. potential downflooding point. immersion point). GZ angle of vanishing stability Shall be less than / Shall not be greater than Description Ratio of equilibrium angle to the lesser of: Specified heel angle Angle of first immersion of the margin line Angle of first immersion of the deck edge Smallest immersion angle of the specified type of Key Point Angle of first local peak in GZ curve Angle at which maximum GZ occurs Angle of vanishing stability Permissible value Units deg deg deg deg deg deg deg % Page 248 . If the ratio is less than the required value. the user is advised that the vessel should be heeled in the opposite direction and the criterion is failed. Option Shall be less than / Shall not be greater than Description Angle of equilibrium Permissible value Units deg Ratio of equilibrium heel angle to the lesser of The equilibrium angle and the lesser of the selected angles are compared. Using a ratio gives more flexibility. e. heel angle angle of margin line immersion angle of deck edge immersion first flooding angle of the angle of first GZ peak angle of max.: it is possible to check that the equilibrium angle does not exceed half (or any other fraction) the downflooding angle. If the equilibrium angle is negative.Appendix F Angle of Maximum GZ Finds the angle at which the value of GZ is a maximum positive value. Option limited by first GZ peak angle limited by first downflooding angle Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Angle of Equilibrium Description Angle of maximum GZ The angle of maximum GZ shall not be greater than the angle at which the first GZ peak occurs The angle of maximum GZ shall not be greater than the angle at which the first downflooding occurs Permissible value Units deg deg deg Finds the angle of equilibrium from the intersection of the GZ curve with the GZ=0 axis.g. then the criterion is passed. embarkation point.

The criterion is passed if the smallest angle at which the margin line immerses is greater then the required value. The criterion is passed if the computed range is greater then the required value. The criterion is passed if the downflooding angle is greater then the required value. Option Shall be less than / Shall not be greater than Description Angle of vanishing stability Permissible value Units deg Range of Positive Stability The angular range for which the GZ curve is positive is computed. but this can be allowed to increase to 17 degrees if the deck edge is not immersed. Option Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Description Angle of deck edge immersion Permissible value Units deg Angle of Vanishing Stability Finds the angle of vanishing stability from the intersection of the GZ curve with the GZ=0 axis. Option Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Description Angle of downflooding Permissible value Units deg Angle of Margin Line Immersion Finds the first/minimum angle at which the margin line immerses. The actual criterion is passed if either of the individual criteria is passed. Angle of Downflooding Finds the angle of first downflooding. The criterion is passed if the smallest angle at which the deck edge immerses is greater then the required value. This type of criterion is used to formulate criteria such as: The maximum allowable angle of equilibrium is 15 degrees in the damage condition. The criterion is passed if the angle of vanishing stability is greater then the required value. Option from the greater of Description Range of positive stability Lower limit Units Page 249 .Appendix B Equilibrium heel angle satisfies either This criterion is nothing more than two “Ratio of equilibrium heel angle to the lesser of” criteria. Option Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Description Angle of margin line immersion Permissible value Units deg Angle of Deck Edge Immersion Finds the first/minimum angle at which the deck edge immerses.

from lesser angle of User specified heel angle User specified heel angle above the equilibrium heel angle See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Units deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg See Nomenclature Permissible value deg length. from greatest angle of User specified heel angle See Nomenclature Upper limit of integration.angle Page 250 . Option from the greater of specified heel angle angle of equilibrium to the lesser of specified heel angle spec.standard Lower limit for integration.standard The area below the GZ curve and above the GZ=0 axis is integrated between the selected limits and compared with a minimum required value. The criterion is passed if the area under the graph is greater than the required value. angle above equilibrium angle of first GZ peak angle of maximum GZ first downflooding angle immersion angle of Marginline or DeckEdge angle of vanishing stability Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Description GZ area between limits type 1 .Appendix F Option specified heel angle angle of equilibrium to the lesser of first downflooding angle angle of vanishing stability Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Description User specified heel angle See Nomenclature Upper limit of the range See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Permissible value Units deg deg deg deg deg GZ Area between Limits type 1 .

However the required minimum area depends on the upper integration limit.2.36(63) §2.07m. if the lower angle was 15 and the required area at this angle was 0.standard GZ area between limits type 2.rad.07 0.HSC monohull type The area under the GZ curve is integrated between the specified limits. 1.55 0. 1: A2 If 1 Where: max is max 2 A1 2 A2 2 1 max : required area = . required area = A1 .rad and the upper angle was 30 and the required area at this angle was 0.1.6.055m. The required area is defined as follows: If If max max 2 : required area = A2 . The criterion is passed if the computed area under the graph is greater then the required value.5.001 30 Page 251 . The required area is defined below and is based on the area required for IMO MSC. then the required area would be given by: A A 0.749(18) §4. and A2 is the For example.055 30 30 15 max max or simplifying: 0.3. the upper integration limit.3.2 and IMO A.Appendix B GZ area between limits type 1 .55 0. A1 is the area under the GZ curve required at the specified lower heel angle area under the GZ curve required at the specified higher heel angle 2.

Appendix F Variation of required area with upper integration limit Option from the greater of specified heel angle angle of equilibrium to the lesser of specified heel angle spec.HSC monohull type Lower limit for integration.. from greatest angle of User specified heel angle See Nomenclature Upper limit of integration. from smallest angle of User specified heel angle User specified heel angle above the equilibrium heel angle See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Minimum angle that requires a GZ area greater than.angle deg length. angle above equilibrium angle of first GZ peak angle of maximum GZ first downflooding angle angle of vanishing stability lower heel angle Description GZ area between limits type 2. Until this angle the required GZ area is constant Value of GZ area that is required until the lower heel angle Angle from which the required GZ area remains constant onwards Value of GZ area that is required from the higher heel angle onwards Permissible value Units deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg required GZ area at lower heel angle higher heel angle required GZ area at higher heel angle Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than length.angle Page 252 .angle length..

055m.rad. 1. The required area is defined below limit ( and is based on the area required for IMO MSC. then the required area would be given by: A 0. However the required minimum area depends on the upper integrationA1 1 / max).1.055 30 / max Page 253 .36 (63) Annex 7 §1.Appendix B GZ area between limits type 2 .HSC multihull type The area under the GZ curve is integrated between the specified limits. the upper integration limit. The criterion is passed if the computed area under the graph is greater than the required value. required area = A1 Where: max is 1 / max . A1 is the area under the GZ curve required at the specified heel angle For example.HSC monohull type GZ area between limits type 3 . if the specified angle ( 1 ) was 30 and the required area at this angle ( A1 ) was 0.

angle above equilibrium angle of first GZ peak angle of maximum GZ first downflooding angle angle of vanishing stability higher heel angle required GZ area at higher heel angle Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Description GZ area between limits type 3 .Appendix F Variation of required area with upper integration limit Option from the greater of specified heel angle angle of equilibrium to the lesser of specified heel angle spec. from lesser angle of User specified heel angle User specified heel angle above the equilibrium heel angle See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Heel angle at which required GZ area is specified Value of GZ area that is required until the higher heel angle Permissible value Units deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg length.angle Page 254 .HSC multihull type Lower limit for integration. from greatest angle of User specified heel angle See Nomenclature Upper limit of integration.angle length.

User specified heel angle See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Area 2 lower integration limit.HSC multihull type Ratio of GZ area between limits This criterion calculates the ratio of the two areas between the GZ curve and the GZ=0 axis. User specified heel angle See Nomenclature Area 1 upper integration limit. Area 1 Ratio = = abs Area 2 1 4 abs 3 GZ d Option Area 1 from the greater of specified heel angle angle of equilibrium Area 1 to the lesser of specified heel angle angle of first GZ peak angle of maximum GZ first downflooding angle angle of vanishing stability Area 2 from the lesser of specified heel angle angle of first GZ peak angle of maximum GZ first downflooding angle angle of vanishing stability Description Ratio of GZ area between limits Area 1 lower integration limit. where “abs” means the absolute value of. 2 GZ d . User specified heel angle See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature 3 Units 1 2 deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg deg Page 255 .Appendix B GZ area between limits type 3 .

Typically. the lower and upper integration limits for Area 1 are equilibrium and vanishing stability. Ratio of GZ area between limits – Example 1 In the following example the upper limit for Area 1 has been set to the downflooding angle. GZ areas below the GZ=0 axis on the negative heel angle side of the GZ curve are not considered positive. see graph below. User specified heel angle Permissible value 4 Units deg % This criterion is designed to be calculated on the positive side of the GZ curve only. In the example below. Area 1 would be from equilibrium to vanishing stability and Area 2 would be from vanishing stability to 180 deg. The limits for Area 2 remain unchanged. Page 256 . respectively and the limits for Area 2 are vanishing stability and 180 deg.Appendix F Option Area 2 to specified heel angle Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Description Area 1 upper integration limit.

Note that Area 2 is now A1 – A2. Ratio of GZ area between limits – Example 3 Ratio of positive to negative GZ area between limits This criterion calculates the ratio of GZ area above the GZ=0 axis to that below the axis in the given heel angle range. Option Description Units Page 257 .Appendix B Ratio of GZ area between limits – Example 2 In the final example. the lower integration range for Area 2 has been reduced to the downflooding angle.

abs Area 2 where “abs” means the absolute value of. Area 2 is negative. Area 2 is the total area between the GZ curve and GZ=0 axis. Area 2 is negative. Area 2 is the total area between the GZ curve and GZ=0 axis. If both heel angle limits are < zero: Area 1 is the total area between the GZ curve and GZ=0 axis. Page 258 . Ratio of positive to negative GZ area between limits. upper limit = 180deg. Area 1 is positive. where the value of GZ < 0.Appendix F Option in the heel angle range from to Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Description Ratio of positive to negative GZ area between limits User specified lower limit heel angle User specified upper limit heel angle Permissible value Units deg deg % Ratio = Area 1 . Positive heel: lower limit = 0deg. where the value of GZ > 0. Area 1 is positive. where the value of GZ < 0. And the areas are defined as follows: If both heel angle limits are ≥ zero: Area 1 is the total area between the GZ curve and GZ=0 axis. where the value of GZ > 0.

Area 1 is positive. Page 259 . upper limit = 180deg. Positive and negative heel: lower limit = -180deg. Negative heel: lower limit = -180deg. If the lower heel angle limit < zero. where the value of GZ > 0 for heel angles ≥ 0 plus the area between the GZ curve and GZ=0 axis. Area 2 is negative.Appendix B Ratio of positive to negative GZ area between limits. Ratio of positive to negative GZ area between limits. and the upper heel angle limit > zero (the upper limit is assumed to be greater than the lower limit): Area 1 is the total area between the GZ curve and GZ=0 axis. where the value of GZ > 0 for heel angles < 0. upper limit = 0deg. where the value of GZ < 0 for heel angles ≥ 0 plus the area between the GZ curve and GZ=0 axis. Area 2 is the total area between the GZ curve and GZ=0 axis. where the value of GZ < 0 for heel angles < 0.

User specified heel angle See Nomenclature The lowest of the selected angles is be to specify the upper limit of the range of positive stability and the range in which the maximum value of GZ should be found. range) Both the values of maximum GZ and range of positive stability can be clipped. but can simply select which heeling arm you wish to apply. except for the fact that you don‟t have to specify the heeling arm for each criterion separately.Appendix F Subdivision Index s-factor . After you have defined your heeling arms.5 GZmax .MSC 19(58) Probabilistic damage s-factor according to MSC 19(58) Option Lower angle of range : the greater of Description The greater of the selected angles is be to specify the lower limit of the range of positive stability and the range in which the maximum value of GZ should be found. Heeling arm criteria (xRef) The cross-reference heeling arm criteria are set up to allow you to define heeling arms or heeling moments in a central location and then cross-reference or link them into the criteria. angle above equilibrium angle of first GZ peak angle of maximum GZ first downflooding angle immersion angle of Marginline or DeckEdge angle of vanishing stability Max. See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Upper limit of allowable maximum GZ value when computing s Upper limit of allowable range of positive stability when computing s Units specified heel angle angle of equilibrium Upper angle of range: lesser of deg deg specified heel angle spec. GZ limit Range limit deg deg deg deg deg deg deg length deg S = C sqrt( 0. The criteria themselves work much the same as the Heeling arm criteria (page 264). these can be cross-referenced into new heeling arm criteria: Page 260 .

0875 SF Where (using consistent units): L is the combined length of all full compartments B is the moulded breadth of the vessel SF is the stowage factor Vd is the calculated average void depth Δ is the vessel displacement Input parameters for: Grain heeling min.23(59).Appendix B The heeling arms are cross-referenced simply by selecting the desired heeling arm from the pull-down list: For information on defining heeling arms or moments.25 B 0. required GM Page 261 . is calculated as follows: GM L B Vd 0. as defined in IMO Resolution MSC.645 B Vd 0. see Minimum GM calculator – Grain The required GM for vessels carrying grain.

h is height of the centroid of A above the zero point. 170.005 Ton/ft2 and k1 = 14200 ft4/Ton k0 = 0. for example: For CFR 46.170: service on protected water: k0 = 0. required GM Minimum GM calculator – Constant The required GM is calculated as follows: GM a cos n ( 0 ) sin m ( 0 ) Where (using consistent units): a is a constant arm or moment (depending on whether the vessel displacement is used) 0 is a critical heel angle which may be a fixed angle or a fraction of the deck-edge or marginline immersion angle Page 262 . Δ is the vessel displacement 0 is a critical heel angle which may be a fixed angle or a fraction of the deck-edge or marginline immersion angle A is the windage area which may be specified as a total area or as an area additional to the area of the hull above the waterline.036 t/m2 and k1 = 1309 m4/t For CFR 46.170: ocean service: k0 = 0. k0 and k1 are constants.170: service on partially protected water: k0 = 0.0033 Ton/ft2 and k1 = 14200 ft4/Ton k0 = 0.028 t/m2 and k1 = 1309 m4/t Input parameters for: Wind pressure min. 170. H is the height of the assumed centre of lateral resistance of the vessel.Appendix F Minimum GM calculator – Wind pressure The GM required to withstand wind pressure is calculated as follows: k0 GM L k1 2 A(h H ) cos n ( 0 ) sin( 0 ) Where (using consistent units): L is the waterline length of the vessel (if the criterion required LPP or LOA then enter the value directly rather than having it calculated by Hydromax.055 t/m2 and k1 = 1309 m4/t For CFR 46.0025 Ton/ft2 and k1 = 14200 ft4/Ton k0 = 0. 170.

n are the exponents for sine and cosine. An example of where this calculation should be used is in CFR 46. typically the length of the watertight trunk b is a breadth.Appendix B m. n are the exponents for sine and cosine. B is the same as that used in the expression for GM k is a dimensionless constant h is a height. fa is the additional freeboard allowance calculated as follows (additionally the freeboard allowance may be limited to a maximum specified value): fa k h l L 2b b0 B b1 Where (using consistent units): L is the waterline length of the vessel (if the criterion required LPP or LOA then enter the value directly rather than having it calculated by Hydromax. a heel adjustment may be included: 0 is a critical heel angle which may be a fixed angle or a fraction of the deck-edge or marginline immersion angle m. n = 1. Parent Heeling Arms on page 229. typically the height of the watertight trunk l is a length.0 K Where N is the number of passengers. 171. Input parameters for: Constant min. typically the breadth of the watertight trunk b0 is a constant with the same units as b b1 is a dimensionless constant If desired. b is their average transverse location and K is the number of passengers per unit mass. Page 263 . required GM Minimum GM calculator – Constant with freeboard The required GM is calculated as follows: GM a f B fa cos n ( 0 ) sin m ( 0 ) Where (using consistent units): a is a constant arm or moment (depending on whether the vessel displacement is used) B is the vessel beam f is the minimum freeboard for the upright (zero heel) condition to the deck-edge or marginline.050: GM Nb with a K tan( 0 ) Nb and m.

or first flooding angle of the specified key point type. This is because a wider range of heeling arm formulations is available and for some criteria. . The heeling arm criteria available in the Hydromax Criteria dialog are listed below. GMT is computed from the waterplane inertia and the displaced volume at the equilibrium heel angle. In addition. GM sin( ) HA( ) Where the heel angle. angle of margin line immersion. these are where several criteria are applied to the same heeling arm Value of GMT at equilibrium .general heeling arm Calculates the transverse metacentric height (GMT) at the intersection of the GZ and heel arm curves. The criterion is passed if the GMT value is greater then the required value. they only exist in xRef form. combined criteria.general heeling arm Calculates the value of the GZ curve at the equilibrium intersection of the GZ and heel arm curves. Finally. angle of deck edge immersion. The transverse GM is taken at a user-specified heel angle or angle of equilibrium (without heel arm). Page 264 . Ratio of GMt and heel arm criterion Value of GZ at equilibrium . Ratio of GMT and heeling arm Calculates the following ratio and the criterion is passed if the ratio exceeds the specified value. these are where the same criterion is applied to up to three heeling arms and/or combinations of these heeling arms Heeling Arm. is the lesser of: a user-specified heel angle. this angle may also be multiplied by a user-specified factor. The specified cross-referenced heel arm is then evaluated at this heel angle to give: HA( ) .Appendix F Heeling arm criteria The preferred method is to use the xRef heeling arm criteria rather than the stand alone heeling arm criteria. The criterion is passed if the GZ value is greater then the required value. Also available are: Multiple heeling arm criteria.

The criterion is passed if the value of (GZ .heel arm) is greater then the required value. Page 265 .heel arm) at or above a specified heel angle.general heeling arm Value of maximum GZ above heeling arm Finds the maximum value of (GZ . The first downflooding angle may be selected as an upper limit.Appendix B Value of GZ at equilibrium .

including “specified heel angle”.5 ). However this option would normally be used to specify an upper limiting angle of “half the angle of margin line immersion”. In the range 0 to 21.930m giving a ratio of 59%. Maximum ratio of GZ to heeling arm This criterion calculates the maximum ratio of GZ : Heeling arm (for the same heel angle) within the range of heel angles specified.5 .5 . However this option would normally be used to specify an upper limiting angle of “half the angle of margin line immersion”. including “specified heel angle”.553m and the heel arm 0. Page 266 . Examples: Upper limit is 50% of angle of margin line immersion (43 / 2 = 21. The value of GZ at this heel angle must be greater than zero.0) will be selected. At this heel angle the value of GZ is 0. This is applied to all selected upper angle limits. If the heeling arm is zero or negative in the range. then the point with maximum positive GZ (where the heeling arm 0. the maximum ratio of GZ:heel arm occurs at 21. This is applied to all selected upper angle limits. The upper limit may be specified as a certain percentage of the selected limits.Appendix F Value of maximum GZ above heeling arm The upper limit may be specified as a certain percentage of the selected limits.

122m and the heel arm 0. at this heel angle the heel arm is zero (thus the ratio infinite). the exact value will depend slightly on the heel angles tested in the Large Angle Stability analysis.) Page 267 . the downflooding angle is 94. Hence the criterion is passed. thus the maximum ratio occurs at the angle of maximum GZ (62.3 .5m giving a ratio of 224%. Finally.4 ). The angle and value of GZ is given for the location where it is a maximum (in the region where the heel arm is zero.Appendix B In this case a constant heeling arm is used. At this heel angle the value of GZ is 1.

The criterion is passed if the angle is greater then the required value. The upper limit may be specified as a certain percentage of the selected limits. Hence the maximum ratio reported is infinity and occurs at the angle where GZ is maximum in this heel angle range. Ratio of GZ values at phi1 and phi2 . If a heeling arm with zero amplitude is used. This criterion can be used to check that the GZ is at least as great as the heeling arm over the specified range. Minimum ratio of GZ to heeling arm This criterion calculates the minimum ratio of GZ : Heeling arm (for the same heel angle) within the range of heel angles specified. The heel arm is used to define the equilibrium angle and the heel angle where (GZ . the same criterion may be used to check that the GZ is positive over the specified range.Appendix F The same is true if an unusual user-defined heeling arm is used. The criterion is passed if the ratio is less than the required value. And checks that this ratio is greater than a specified value.heel arm) is maximum. This is applied to all selected upper angle limits. However this option would normally be used to specify an upper limiting angle of “half the angle of margin line immersion”. positive). Page 268 .general heeling arm Used to check the ratio of GZ values at two points on the GZ curve.Heel Arm is maximum. In this case the heeling arm is zero between 50 and 70 . GZ Ratio = GZ 1 2 Angle of maximum GZ above heeling arm Calculates the heel angle at which the difference between the GZ curve and the heeling arm is greatest (GZ . including “specified heel angle”.

general heeling arm Angle of equilibrium . Angle of equilibrium .general heeling arm Calculates the angle of equilibrium with the specified heeling arm.general heeling arm Page 269 . The equilibrium angle is the smallest positive angle where the GZ and heeling arm curves intersect and the GZ curve has positive slope. The criterion is passed if the equilibrium angle is less then the required value.Appendix B Angle of maximum GZ above heeling arm .

Page 270 .general heeling arm Range of positive stability .general heeling arm Calculates the location of the first intersection of the GZ curve and heel arm curve where the slope of the GZ curve is negative. The criterion is passed if the angle is greater then the required value. Ratio = equilibriu m specified The other angle used to compute the ratio may be one of the following: Required angle for ratio calculation Auto complete text Marginline immersion angle MarginlineImmersionAngle Deck edge immersion angle DeckEdgeImmersionAngle Angle of first GZ peak DownfloodingAngle Angle of maximum GZ MaximumGZAngle First downflooding angle FirstGZPeakAngle Angle of vanishing stability with heel arm VanishingStabilityWithHeelArmAngle Angle of vanishing stability . [Range of stability] = [Angle of vanishing stability] – [Angle of equilibrium] The criterion is passed if the value of range of stability is greater then the required value.Appendix F Angle of equilibrium ratio . selectable angle. The angle of equilibrium is computed as described in §Angle of equilibrium general heeling arm. Angle of vanishing stability .general heeling arm Computes the range of positive stability with the heeling arm. This criterion should not be confused with the range of positive stability.general heeling arm Calculates the ratio of the angle of equilibrium (with the specified heeling arm) to another.

general heeling arm Page 271 .Appendix B Range of positive stability . 2 Area = GZ ( ) heel arm( ) d 1 GZ area between limits type 1 . The criterion is passed if the area is greater than the required value.general heeling arm Computes the area below the GZ curve and above the heel arm curve between the specified heel angles.general heeling arm GZ area between limits type 1 .

2 Area 1 = Area 2 = GZ ( ) heel arm( ) d 1 . The criterion is passed if the ratio is greater than the required value. 2 Area 1 = Area 2 = GZ ( ) heel arm( ) d 1 . Page 272 . This criterion is based on the area ratio required by various Navies‟ turning and passenger crowding criteria. 4 3 GZ ( )d . The required value is based on a constant plus a proportion of the area under the GZ curve (Area 2).general heeling arm The ratio of the area between the GZ curve and heel arm and the area under the GZ curve is computed.general heeling arm The area between the GZ curve and heel arm and the area under the GZ curve is computed (Area 1). Type 1 stands for which areas are being integrated to calculate the ratio (see graph). 4 3 GZ ( )d .general heeling arm Ratio of areas type 1 .Appendix F GZ area between limits type 2 . Area 1 constant kArea 2 GZ area between limits type 2 . The criterion is passed if the ratio is greater than the required value.

0 is used. the vessel is assumed to roll to windward (under the action of waves with the steady wind pressure acting on it. 2 Area 1 = Area 2 = GZ ( ) gust heel arm( ) d gust heel arm( ) GZ ( ) d Page 273 1 2 1 .general heeling arm This criterion is used to simulate the effects of wind heeling whilst the vessel is rolling in waves. then roll to leeward under a gust. Because of the many different ways in which this criterion is used it has several options for defining the way in which the areas are calculated.e. but the integration for Area 1 is taken from the equilibrium with the gust wind heeling arm. If a gust ratio of greater than 1.: where the GZ curve crosses the GZ=0 axis with positive slope). Hence the rollback angle is taken from the equilibrium angle with the steady wind heeling arm. For more information see: §Heel. Note The Large Angle Stability analysis heel angle range should include a sufficient negative range to allow for the rollback angle. The roll back may be specified as either a fixed angular roll back from the angle of equilibrium with the steady wind heel arm or can be rolled back to the vessel equilibrium angle ignoring the wind heeling arms (i.Appendix B Area 1 Ratio = Area 2 Ratio of areas type 1 .general heeling arm Ratio of areas type 2 .

This criterion is based on the area ratio required by BS6349-6:1989.general heeling arm The ratio of the area under the GZ curve to the area under the heel arm curve is computed.general heeling arm Ratio of areas type 3 . Area GZ = Area HA = Ratio = 2 1 GZ ( )d . Areas under the GZ=0 axis are counted as negative.Appendix F Area 1 Ratio = Area 2 Ratio of areas type 2 . Area GZ Area HA Page 274 . The criterion is passed if the ratio is greater than the required value. 2 1 heel arm( )d .

general heeling arm Multiple heeling arm criteria These criteria are used to check the effects of combinations of up to three heeling arms and their combinations. The combined heeling arms are computed by adding the values of the individual heeling arms at each heel angle. Page 275 .general heeling arm with the specified heeling arms. wind.Appendix B Ratio of areas type 3 . Ratio of GZ values at phi1 and phi2 . for example passenger crowding. turning.multiple heeling arms Checks the ratio of GZ values as per §Ratio of GZ values at phi1 and phi2 .

Page 276 .Appendix F Ratio of GZ values at phi1 and phi2 .multiple heeling arms Angle of equilibrium .general heeling arm with the specified heeling arms.multiple heeling arms GZ area between limits type 1 .multiple heeling arms Checks the equilibrium heel angle as per §Angle of equilibrium .general heeling arm with the specified heeling arms. Angle of equilibrium .multiple heeling arms Checks the area under the heel angle as per §GZ area between limits type 1 .

Area 1 constant kArea 2 Page 277 .general heeling arm with the specified heeling arms.multiple heeling arms Checks the area under the heel angle as per §GZ area between limits type 2 .Appendix B GZ area between limits type 1 . 4 3 GZ ( )d . 2 Area 1 = Area 2 = GZ ( ) heel arm( ) d 1 .multiple heeling arms GZ area between limits type 2 .

multiple heeling arms Checks the area under the heel angle as per §Ratio of areas type 1 .general heeling arm with the specified heeling arms. Page 278 .Appendix F GZ area between limits type 2 .general heeling arm Ratio of areas type 1 .

Page 279 .MSC_216(82) The Subdivision Index s-factor as described in IMO MSC. Several extra options are presented to the user.216(82) is computed.multiple heeling arms Subdivision Index s-factor .Appendix B Ratio of areas type 1 .

GZ limit Range limit deg deg deg Parameters for computing the s-Final factor Upper limit of allowable maximum GZ value when computing s-Final Upper limit of allowable range of positive stability when computing sFinal Theta_min used to determine K Theta_max used to determine K Parameters for computing the sIntermediate factor Upper limit of allowable maximum GZ value when computing s-Intermediate Upper limit of allowable range of positive stability when computing sIntermediate Maximum allowable equilibrium heel angle after damage.Appendix F Option Description Subdivision Index s-factor – MSC. heel K-factor max. Cargo. allowable equilibrium heel angle deg s-Moment intact displacement at subdivision draft GZ reduction Passenger heel Page 280 . The beginning of the range of positive stability is taken as the first positive equilibrium angles See Nomenclature See Nomenclature See Nomenclature Units Vessel type : Passenger. This is used to determine default parameters and which s-factors should be computed.216(82) The type of vessel being analysed. Parameters for computing the sMoment factor Displacement of the intact vessel at the subdivision draft Reduction to be applied to maximum GZ Link to passenger heeling moment mass length mass. The lowest of the selected angles can be used to specify the upper limit of the range of positive stability. If the equilibrium heel angle exceeds this value then sIntermediate is zero. GZ limit Range limit deg deg Max.length length deg length deg K-factor min. heel s-Intermediate Max. User Upper angle of range: lesser of first downflooding angle angle of vanishing stability Immersion angle of Marginline or DeckEdge s-Final Max.

These are: 1.general heeling arm 3. the minimum and maximum heel angles are set to 25 and 30 deg. Note: At least one of the individual criteria has to be selected.length mass. The result is the minimum of s-Intermediate and (s-Final * s-Moment). All s-factors are in the range 0 <= s <= 1 Heeling arm. the minimum and maximum heel angles are set to 7 and 15 deg.general heeling arm. {GZmax / limitGZmax . Although it is possible to evaluate these criteria by evaluation of their individual components. Displacement / Mheel where: Mheel is the maximum of the three selected heeling moments. for simplicity the common combinations have been combined into single criteria. Page 281 . then s-Intermediate and s-Moment factors are computed.Appendix B moment Wind heel moment Select survival craft heel moment Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Link to wind heeling moment Link to heeling moment that defines the effect of launching survival craft Permissible minimum value for sfactor mass.length Vessel type: If Passenger is selected. The ratio of the value of GZ at equilibrium to the value of maximum GZ must be less than a specified value. Angle of steady heel must be less than a specified value. 2. Range / limitRange}1/4 where: K = 1 if equilibrium heel <= Theta_min K = 0 if equilibrium heel >= Theta_max K = {(Theta_max – equilibrium heel) / (Theta_max – Theta_min)}1/2 s-Intermediate = {GZmax / limitGZmax . then all three s-factors are computed as for the Passenger ship. and any values for the s-Final factor minimum and maximum heel angles may be specified. If Cargo is selected. Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) .general heeling arm This is a combined criterion where three individual criteria must be met. s-Final = K. If User is selected. then only the s-Final factor is computed and in this case. allowable equilibrium heel angle then s-Intermediate = 0 s-Moment = (GZmax – GZ reduction) . Range / limitRange}1/4 if equilibrium heel > Max. The area ratio is evaluated as per § Ratio of areas type 1 . For the s-Final factor. The Angle of steady heel is obtained as per §Angle of equilibrium . respectively. respectively. The area ratio must be greater than a specified value. The criterion result is then the minimum value of s-Intermediate and (s-Final * s-Moment). combined criteria Several criteria require the evaluation of several individual criteria components.

2. The area ratio must be greater than a specified value. 1. Angle of steady heel must be less than a specified value. Note The Large Angle Stability analysis heel angle range should include a sufficient negative range to allow for the rollback angle. 3. For more information see: §Heel.general wind heeling arm This is a widely applicable wind heeling criterion in its most generic format. Page 282 .general heeling arm. The ratio of the value of GZ at equilibrium to the value of maximum GZ must be less than a specified value.general heeling arm Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 2) .general heeling arm.Appendix F Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) . a gust wind can be applied. Optionally. The heeling arm is specified simply by a magnitude and cosine power. The area ratio is evaluated as per Ratio of areas type 2 . The angle of steady heel is obtained as per Angle of equilibrium .

Appendix B Area definition If required. If this is done. a reduction of the GZ curve may be applied. all calculations are done using a reduced GZ‟ curve which is computed at each heel angle as follows: GZ ' ( ) GZ ( ) B cos m ( ) This criterion may be used to evaluate the following specific criteria (as well as many others of similar format): Page 283 .

4.phi3 must be greater than the required value Page 284 .2 IMO MSC.2.2 Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 2a) .36(63) High-speed craft code §2. PhiC is fixed at the angle of equilibrium with the heeling arm (first up-crossing intersection of GZ curve with heeling arm).749(18) Code on intact stability: §3. Royal Navy NES 109: §1. §079-1-c(9) 4.3.general heeling arm This criterion is based on the calculations required for the Bureau Veritas criterion that ensures safety when cargo is accidentally lost while lifting.9. §4. The criterion evaluates two checks: ratio of Area2 / Area1 and the remaining range of stability (phi3 – phi2).8.3.5 IMO A.3. §1.2.5.4.Appendix F US Navy DDS079-1: §079-1-c(9) 1.4.2.3. §1.1 ISO/FDIS 12217-1:2002(E) Small Non-Sailing Boats §6.2 Initial impulse and Wind heeling criteria RAN A015866: §4. §4. Area2 / Area1 must be greater than the required value phi2 .

This angle is used to evaluate the second part of the criterion: the difference phi2-phi3 must be greater than the required value. Derived heeling arm criteria For these criteria. heel angle (equilibrium angle during lifting) roll back from angle of equilibrium with heeling arm angle of equilibrium (without heel arm) Area2 integrated to the lesser of (phi2) Max. cos1.3) must be specified.g. The GZ value used to define the heeling arm is the GZ at one of the following heel angles: Page 285 .Appendix B Option Description Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 2a) Angle that defines the lower heel angle for the integration range of Area1. the magnitude of the heeling arm is derived (rather than specified directly) from a required relationship between the GZ curve and the heeling arm curve. GZ area or angle of equilibrium requirement. The criterion is then evaluated by comparing some requirement of the derived heeling arm with a specified value. heeling angle due to roll taken as the lesser of (phi3) deg A roll-back angle (positive) from the angle of equilibrium with the heeling arm (first up-crossing intersection of the GZ and heeling arm curves) Roll back to the angle of equilibrium of the vessel (ignoring the heeling arm) Upper integration limit of Area2 chosen from the lesser of the seven options. The heeling arm is normally derived from a GZ value. phi3 may be determined from a number of features of the GZ curve including being chosen such that Area3/Area1 is some specified value. For more information see: §Heel. The shape of the heeling arm (e. GZ derived heeling arm This criterion is used to calculate the amplitude of a heeling arm derived from the value of GZ at a certain heel angle. The required ratio of Area3/Area2 used to determine the angle phi3 deg deg deg deg angle at which Area3 / Area1 is deg Note The Large Angle Stability analysis heel angle range should include a sufficient negative range to allow for the rollback angle. fixed heel angle Units Area1 integrated from the greater of (phi1) spec. The lesser of the following three options A specified.

2 2 1 GZ d A cos n d 1 A n GZ Amplitude of heeling arm Shape of heeling arm (n = 0 for constant heeling arm) heel angle GZ curve Required ratio Page 286 .Appendix F specified angle of heel angle of first peak in GZ curve angle at which maximum GZ occurs angle of first downflooding immersion angle of margin line or deck edge The heeling arm is then calculated as described by the equation below. Any negative areas (due to negative GZ) up to this minimum upper integration heel angle will be deducted from the total area under the GZ curve. which satisfies the equation below arm is then found and compared with a minimum required value. angle above equilibrium angle of first GZ peak angle of max. Lower integration limit. The amplitude of the heeling. heel angle 2: spec. spec. 1: specified angle of heel angle of equilibrium Upper integration limit. and is then compared with a minimum required value. A where: GZ cos n Amplitude of heeling arm Shape of heeling arm (n = 0 for constant heeling arm) Specified heel angle Value of GZ at specified heel angle Required ratio = GZ / HA A n GZ GZ area derived heeling arm type 1 This criterion is used to calculate the amplitude of a heeling arm derived from the area under the GZ curve between specified limits. see below. The area under both the GZ and heeling arm curves is integrated between the same specified limits. GZ first downflooding angle angle of vanishing stability It is also possible to specify a minimum heel angle for the upper integration limit.

: where the GZ curve crosses the GZ=0 axis with positive slope). the vessel is assumed to roll to windward under the action of waves and then roll to leeward. With the wind pressure acting on it. Because of the many different ways in which this criterion is used it has several options for defining the way in which the areas are calculated. The wind gust will cause the vessel to heel over to the lesser of a specified heel angle. or roll back to a specified heel angle. Area 1 = 2 1 GZ ( ) heel arm( ) d Area 2 = 2 1 heel arm( ) GZ ( ) d Area 1 Ratio = Area 2 GZ area derived heeling arm (type 2) . Note The Large Angle Stability analysis heel angle range should include a sufficient negative range to allow for the rollback angle. roll back to the vessel equilibrium angle ignoring the wind heeling arms (i. The roll back may be specified as either: a fixed angular roll back from the angle of equilibrium with the wind heel arm. Page 287 . angle of the first GZ peak. The steady heel arm is derived from a gust of specified ratio.Appendix B GZ area derived heeling arm type 2 This criterion is used to simulate the effects of wind heeling whilst the vessel is rolling in waves. The rollback angle is taken from the equilibrium angle with the wind heeling arm.GZ derived wind heeling arm The derived wind heeling criterion is used to check that the steady heel angle due to wind pressure exceeds a certain value. A heeling arm of prescribed shape is found such that the specified area ratio is met.e. For more information see: §Heel. The amplitude of the heeling arm is then compared with a required minimum value. angle of maximum GZ or the first downflooding angle.general heeling arm Angle of equilibrium .

the same cosine power is used for both the specified and the derived heeling arms. A1 and A2. The first equilibrium angle. φ1. There are several options which can be used to define the upper and lower ranges for the area integrations. Angle of equilibrium . This means that the lesser of: a specified heel angle. are in the specified ratio. first peak in GZ curve. The specified heeling arm is specified by an amplitude and cosine power. if the angle of steady heel is greater than the angle. Page 288 . The derived heeling arm is chosen such that the areas.derived wind heeling arm Ratio of equilibrium angles . The second equilibrium angle. should be large enough to withstand a gust from a steady wind heeling angle larger than …. φ2. is the angle of equilibrium with a specified heeling arm. angle of maximum GZ or the first downflooding angle. is the angle of equilibrium with a derived heeling arm.GZ area derived heeling arm This criterion is used to compare the equilibrium angles with two different heeling arms.Appendix F The vessel is assumed to be safe from gusts up to the specified ratio.

Appendix B Ratio of equilibrium angles . then the ratio φ2 : φ1 must be less than unity. Thus if it is required that φ2 be less than φ1. the upper integration limit is always the angle of Units length deg deg deg Page 289 . Option A n required area ratio Area1 / Area2 options options options Description Magnitude of specified heeling arm Cosine power to describe shape of both specified and derived heelning arms The required area ratio used to find the derived heeling arm magnitude Specify lower integration limit for Area1 Specify upper integration limit for Area1 Specify lower integration limit for Area2.derived heeling arm Area 1 = 2 1 GZ ( ) heel arm( ) d heel arm( ) GZ ( ) d Area 2 = 2 1 Area 1 Ratio of areas = Area 2 φ1 = Angle of equilibrium with heeling arm derived from required area ratio (purple heeling arm) φ2 = Angle of equilibrium with specified heeling arm (orange heeling arm) The criterion is passed if the ratio φ2 : φ1 is less than the required value.

indicating that the equilibrium heel angle with the specified heel arm must be less than the equilibrium heel angle with the derived heel arm Note The Large Angle Stability analysis heel angle range should include a sufficient negative range to allow for the rollback angle. Other combined criteria Other criteria. Hydromax calculates this parameter as the overall beam of the vessel (all hull surfaces) in the upright. Option delta Description Adjustment to STIX rating. Hydromax calculates this parameter as the overall length of the vessel (all hull surfaces) in the upright. Units AS. Note that no additional windage areas are calculated by Hydromax for this criterion. This value is normally less than or equal to 100%. The required input parameters are described below. are found here. positive up). This may be either specified or calculated by Hydromax. beam of hull length Page 290 . when fully flooded with water. Height of sail area centre of effort from model‟s vertical datum (not necessarily the waterline. For more information see: §Heel. which do not easily fall into the categories above. this is not the same as the STIX variable hCE which is measured from the waterline. 5 if the vessel. Sail area as defined in ISO 8666. zero trim condition. zero trim condition. This may be either specified or calculated by Hydromax. Hull beam as defined by ISO 8666. sail area ISO 8666 length2 height of centroid of AS length LH. either 0 or 5. Hull length as defined by ISO 8666. Other criteria .Appendix F required value equilibrium with derived heel arm Specifies the maximum allowable ratio of equilibrium heel angle with the specified heel arm to the equilibrium heel angle with the derived heel arm (phi2 / phi1). Please refer to ISO/FDIS 12217-2:2002(E) for exact definitions of parameters and how they should be calculated. has reserve buoyancy and positive righting lever at a heel angle of 90º 0 in all other cases. .STIX The stability index criterion or STIX criterion as described in ISO/FDIS 12217-2:2002(E) is used to assess the stability of sailing craft. length length BH.

Hull waterline beam in the current load condition as defined by ISO 8666. the waterline of the trimmed vessel is used. the waterline of the trimmed vessel is used.passenger crowding heeling arm Calculates the angle of equilibrium with the heeling arm due to passenger crowding applied. beam waterline height of immersed profile area centroid Shall be greater than / Shall not be less than Description Hull waterline length in the current load condition as defined by ISO 8666. may be specified or calculated by Hydromax. Hence. This may be either specified or calculated by Hydromax. length waterline BWL. Note that a downflooding angle is required to calculate the STIX index. but it is highly recommended to use the equivalent xRef criteria with the desired heeling arms. Hydromax calculates this parameter at zero heel and at the loadcase displacement and centre of gravity.Appendix B Option LWL. Hydromax calculates this parameter as the waterline beam of the vessel (all hull surfaces) at zero heel and at the loadcase displacement and centre of gravity. Height of centre of the lateral projected immersed area of the hull from model‟s vertical datum (not necessarily the waterline. or defined downflooding points do not immerse within the selected heel angle range. Specific stand alone heeling arm criteria These criteria provide some specific stand alone heeling arm criteria. Hydromax uses the numerical STIX rating value rather than the STIX design category. if no downflooding points are defined. the angle of downflooding is taken to be the largest heel angle tested. Stand alone heeling arm criteria Angle of equilibrium . The heeling arm is calculated from the number. see §Passenger crowding. Units length length length Hydromax calculates the various factors and STIX rating according to ISO/FDIS 122172:2002(E). if the analysis is carried out freeto-trim. Page 291 . this is not the same as the STIX variable hLP ). if the analysis is carried out freeto-trim. This affects the calculation of the Wind Moment and Downflooding factors. weight and location of the passengers. Hydromax calculates this parameter as the waterline length of the vessel (all hull surfaces) at zero heel and at the loadcase displacement and centre of gravity. This may be either specified or calculated by Hydromax. if the analysis is carried out freeto-trim. the waterline of the trimmed vessel is used. They are included for compatibility with criteria sets defined in earlier versions of Hydromax.

In this criterion the heel arm has both a sine and a cosine component.general heeling arm.general cos+sin heeling arm This is a very similar criterion to § Ratio of areas type 1 . Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) . the only difference being the shape of the heel arm.high-speed turn heeling arm Calculates the angle of equilibrium with the heeling arm due to high speed turning applied. Area 1 Ratio = Area 2 Stand alone heeling arm combined criteria Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) . however the heel arm is the specific passenger crowding form.general heeling arm. however the heel arm is the specific high-speed turning form.general heeling arm. The modified form of the heeling arm is given below.passenger crowding This criterion is essentially the same as its generic form: Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) . This is used to simulate the effects of lifting weights and is used by several Navies. GZ ( ) heel arm( ) d 4 3 GZ ( )d . Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) . vessel speed and height of the vessel‟s centre of gravity. Ratio of areas type 1 . see §Turning.general cos+sin heeling arm The lifting criterion is the same as the Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) .Appendix F Angle of equilibrium . Page 292 . The heeling arm is calculated from the turn radius. for further information also see §General cos+sin heeling arm H( ) Area 1 = Area 2 = k A cos n ( ) 2 1 B sin m ( ) .high-speed turn This criterion is essentially the same as its generic form: Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) .general heeling arm except that the heel arm has both a cos and sin component.

projected area and area lever information. however the heel arm is the specific lifting of a heavy weight form.general cos+sin heeling arm.general cos+sin heeling arm. Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) . Area definition Page 293 .wind heeling arm This criterion is exactly the same as §Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 2) .general wind heeling arm except that the magnitude of the heeling arm is automatically calculated from the wind pressure (or velocity).towing This criterion is essentially the same as its generic form: Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) . however the heel arm is the specific towing form. Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 2) .Appendix B Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) – cos+sin heeling arm Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) .lifting weight This criterion is essentially the same as its generic form: Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) .

For more information see: §Heel.Appendix F Note The Large Angle Stability analysis heel angle range should include a sufficient negative range to allow for the rollback angle. Page 294 .

From the figure above we can see that the slopes of both curves are the same at 1 and 2 . Capsizing moment Often a capsizing moment is determined from the dynamic stability curve by drawing a line through the origin which is tangent to the GZ area curve. constants such as acceleration due to gravity are explicitly shown in the formulations and consistent units are used – thus removing the need for obscure constants with strange units. we have tried to distil the essence of the various stability criteria and present them in their simplest form whilst preserving the physical significance of the stability characteristic under assessment. at 2 . This is the dynamic heeling arm curve (blue) and is the integral of a constant value heeling arm. Finally since the dynamic heeling arm is a straight line with constant slope we know that the corresponding heeling arm is a constant value.Appendix B Appendix D: Specific Criteria In Hydromax. Remembering this relationship and that the slope of the dynamic stability curve is the value of GZ it is often possible to reformulate the same criterion in terms of one based on the GZ curve. In some cases. Dynamic stability criteria In some cases the criteria are expressed in terms of the so-called dynamic stability curve. Furthermore. From these facts we can derive the following GZ and heeling arm curves: Page 295 . what is essentially the same criterion. This is the integral of the GZ curve where the ordinate is the area under the GZ curve integrated from zero to the heel angle in question. The problem is to reformulate this so that this capsizing moment can be found from the GZ curve: Dynamic stability curve and Dynamic heeling arm. from this we can deduce that the value of GZ and Heeling arm are the same at these angles. is presented in quite different ways by different regulatory bodies. The capsizing moment is taken as the magnitude of GZ at this tangent heel angle 2 . the values are the same indicating that the areas under each curve from 0 to 2 are the same. In Hydromax we have always sought to keep the physical significance transparent in the formulation – for this reason. In this section we look at some common criteria and demonstrate how they may be evaluated in Hydromax.

Area 1 corresponds to the area under the heeling arm curve up to the second intercept Stability curve.Appendix F Stability curve. Area 2 corresponds to the area under the GZ curve up to the second intercept Knowing that Area1 = Area2 we can deduce that Area 3 = Area 4 in the figure below: Page 296 .

2 V02 L tonne KG d [kNm] 2 MR V0 L tonne = heeling moment in kNm = service speed in m/s = length of ship at waterline in m = displacement in tonne Page 297 .Heeling due to turning Heeling moment defined by: MR Where: 0.. This can easily be done in Hydromax using the GZ area derived heeling arm type 2 criterion. and in the case of “moments” in mass. Hydromax uses an internal conversion of knots to m/s based on the International Nautical mile which is defined as exactly 1852m (International Hydrographic Conference.Appendix B The magnitude of the heeling arm must be chosen so that Area 3 = Area 4 So the capsizing moment can also be determined by finding the heeling moment that gives Area3 = Area4. giving a conversion multiplier for knots to m/s of 0.Note on unit conversion There are quite a few different ways in which different authorities define their heeling arms.749(18) amended to MSC.2. The approach that has been taken in Hydromax is to reflect the physics of what is generating the heeling moment.75(69) 3.. Be careful as some criteria specify heeling arms and some specify heeling moments or “moments” in mass.length.. m/s.1.184m. it is necessary to divide by vessel weight ( g ). Monaco.51477333. To obtain the heeling arm from the heeling moment. the conversions for some common criteria have been explained.) In the following section.5144444.. 1929). it is necessary to divide by vessel mass. Heeling arms for specific criteria . All Hydromax criteria use a heeling arm since this is what is ultimately plotted on the GZ curve. (Note that the UK nautical mile is 6080ft = 1853. IMO Code on Intact Stability A.6 . Thus 1 knot = 1852/3600 = 0.length.

2 V02 KG Lg d [m] 2 HR g 0.2 V02 KG L 1000 Where: = standard acceleration due to gravity = 9.02 Note that it suffices that a a that satisfies this relationship may be chosen. we obtain: a V2 Rg h V02 0.1:1 merely gives a constant approaching the theoretically correct value of unity. we obtain: 510% a 0.02 and any ratio of turn radius to vessel length and constant lw1 PAZ 1000 g9. the choice of a ratio of 5.Severe wind and rolling criterion (weather criterion) Heeling arm defined by: L R 1. 3.2 510% 1. H R 1000 M R / g [m].80665 m/s2 = displacement in kg The heeling arm in Hydromax is defined as: HR a V2 Rg h [m].81 l w1 P tonne [m] Where: = heeling arm in m = wind pressure in Pa Page 298 .Appendix F d KG = mean draft m = height of centre of gravity above keel in m Hence the heeling arm. is given by: d 1000 2 g 0. Where: V R h a = vessel speed in m/s = radius of turn in m = height of centre of gravity above centre of lateral resistance in m = non-dimensional constant (theoretically unity) Thus equating the required IMO heeling arm to the Hydromax heeling arm.2 KG Lg d 2 Equating similar terms: h V R L and KG V0 d 2 and assuming that the ratio of the turn radius to the vessel length is 5.2 .1:1.

99966 IMO HSC Code MSC.Appendix B A Z tonne = projected lateral windage in m2 = vertical separation of centroids of A and underwater lateral area in m = displacement in tonne = IMO assumed value of gravitational acceleration .001PAZ 1000 g 1000M v / g [m].81 9.81 0.81 tonne Equating similar terms: h H and Z a g g9.1.9.36(63) Annex 6 1. we obtain: a PA(h H ) g PAZ 1000 g9.81 The heeling arm in Hydromax is defined as: Hw a PA(h H ) g [m] = standard acceleration due to gravity = 9.80665 m/s2 = displacement in kg = height of centroid of A in m = height of centroid of underwater lateral area in m = non-dimensional constant (theoretically unity) Where: g h H a Thus equating the required IMO heeling arm to the Hydromax heeling arm. is given by: PAZ g [m] Where: = standard acceleration due to gravity = 9.81m/s2 g9.80665 9.4 . H v HR g 0.80665 m/s2 = displacement in kg The heeling arm in Hydromax is defined as: Page 299 .001PAZ [kNm] = heeling moment in kNm = wind pressure in Pa = projected lateral windage in m2 = vertical separation of centroids of A and underwater lateral area in m Where: Mv P A Z Hence the heeling arm.Heeling moment due to wind pressure Heeling moment defined by: Mv 0.

Heeling due to wind Heeling arm defined by: HL1 Where: PAZ 9800 tonne [m] = heeling arm in m = wind pressure in Pa = projected lateral windage in m2 = vertical separation of centroid of A and half the lightest service draft in = displacement in tonne HL1 P A Z m tonne The heeling arm in Hydromax is defined as: Hw a PA(h H ) g [m] = standard acceleration due to gravity = 9.Appendix F Hw g h H a a PA(h H ) g [m] = standard acceleration due to gravity = 9. we obtain: Equating similar terms: h H Z Page 300 .80665 m/s2 = displacement in kg = height of centroid of A in m = height of centroid of underwater lateral area in m = non-dimensional constant (theoretically unity) Where: Thus equating the required IMO heeling arm to the Hydromax heeling arm.80665 m/s2 = displacement in kg = height of centroid of A in m = height of half the lightest service draft in m = non-dimensional constant (theoretically unity) Where: g h H a Thus equating the required IMO heeling arm to the Hydromax heeling arm.3 . we obtain: a PA(h H ) g PAZ g Equating similar terms: h H Z and a 1. 0 Annex 7 1.

102 9.80665 1. the factor a should be multiplied by the gust factor – typically 1.80665 9.Appendix B and a g 9800 tonne 9. a becomes 1.1.1.000102 PA(h H ) [tonne.m] L Where: v kts tonne = vessel speed in knots = displacement in tonne Page 301 .80665 m/s2 = displacement in kg = non-dimensional constant (theoretically unity) Where: g a Thus equating: H a PA(h H ) g 0.0 g 0.1.1.3 .000102 1000. in the case of wind plus gust.50102 USL code (Australia) USL C. Hence.5.Heeling moment due to turning USL wind heeling “moment” is specified as: M 0.0053 2 vkts tonnes h [tonne.000102 PA(h H) 1000 [m] The heeling arm in Hydromax is defined as: H a PA(h H ) g [m] = standard acceleration due to gravity = 9.0002783 USL C.Wind heeling moment USL wind heeling “moment” is specified as: M h H P A 0.00068 Where the effect of wind plus gust is required.8 1.m] = height of centroid of A in m = height of centroid of underwater lateral area in m = wind pressure in Pa = projected lateral windage in m2 Where: Thus the heeling arm is given by: H 0.4 .000102 PA(h H ) 1000 simplifying and rearranging: a 0.

L a 0. with g = 9.3. “6.Appendix F h L = height of centre of gravity above centre of lateral resistance in m = waterline length of vessel in m Thus the heeling arm is given by: H 0. = vessel speed in m/s = radius of turn in m = height of centre of gravity above centre of lateral resistance in m = non-dimensional constant (theoretically unity) Where: V R h a Thus equating the required USL heeling arm to the Hydromax heeling arm. the choice of a ratio of 509% merely gives a constant approaching the theoretically correct value of unity. MW. is assumed to be constant at all angles of heel and shall be calculated as follows: Page 302 .3g 2 R vkts L V2 tonnes 5. we obtain: a V2 Rg h 0.196424 This section explains how the ISO 12217-1 code calculates the heeling arm and how you can replicate this calculation with a Hydromax criterion.0053 2 vkts tonnes h1 L 1000.3g R 1 1 2 L 0. The heeling moment due to wind. and any ratio of turn radius to vessel length and constant a that satisfies this relationship may be chosen. using annex D.196424 509% 0.2 Rolling in beam waves and wind The curve of righting moments of the boat shall be established up to the downflooding angle or the angle of vanishing stability or 50°.0 [m] Where: = displacement in kg The heeling arm in Hydromax is defined as: H a V2 Rg h [m].999798 a Note that it suffices that .0 simplifying and rearranging: a 5. ISO 12217-1:2002(E) R L 0.80665 [ms-2]: a 0. whichever is the least.0053 2 vkts tonnes h1 L 1000.196424 R L 509% gives a value for a: R Assuming that the ratio of the turn radius to the vessel length.0 finally.5144 1000. expressed in newton metres.

55*LH * BH. h = (ALV / LWL + TM).Appendix B MW = 0. but shall not be taken as less than 0. and 21 m/s for design category B. expressed in metres. Hydromax‟ wind heeling arm calculation uses H for the vertical height of the hydrodynamic centre (underwater area) and h as the vertical height of the aerodynamic centre (windage area) – all measured consistently from the zero point. supposing we have a vessel with the following characteristics: Displacement 105. For example.3 kg/m3 giving the expected result for heeling arm amplitude: Page 303 .312 m. Make sure you check your total windage lever in the intermediate results in the criteria results tab of the Results window.1 m TM 1.3 * 72 * (72 / 21.3 kg/m3 Note: the centre of the windage area -h.7.9 m vW 28 m/s for design category A ALV 72 m2 ( this is greater than 0. vW = 28 m/s for design category A. You can calculate (ALV / LWL + TM) manually and then make sure the (h-H) value in Hydromax is the same by specifying: Velocity based heeling arm. where the force is calculated as 0.9) * 282 = 89961 Nm Thus the heeling arm = MW / Displacement = 89961 / 1037000 = 0.3 * ALV * vW2. area centroid height: h = ALV / LWL + TM = 72 / 21. a = 0.1 + 1. the heeling moment is given as: MW = 0. positive up.3 ALV * (ALV / LWL + TM)* vW2 Where LWL is the waterline length. TM is the draft at the mid-point of the waterline length. and the lever is (ALV / LWL + TM) This lever is a bit confusing so let‟s concentrate on that.0.7 tonne = 1037 kN LH 24 m BH 5 m LWL 21. Thus the lever is (h-H) in Hydromax should be the same as the (ALV / LWL + TM) lever from ISO. H = 0.9 = 5. a = 0.applies to the additional windage area or the total windage area depending on which option you have selected.3.1 + 1.55 LH BH = 66 m2) Thus according to the ISO 12217 formula.” Basically they are using moment = force * lever.0868 m The input for Hydromax requires: Total area A = 72 m2. ALV is the windage area as defined in 3.

ISO 12217: Small craft – stability and buoyancy assessment and categorisation. 6.2). 6. This section gives some details on implementing the ISO 12217 stability criteria in Hydromax. of the centre of lateral resistance at the bottom of the vessel. Specify a loadcase with the offset load specified and carry out an equilibrium analysis. which depends on the category and length of vessel being tested.3.3: Resistance to waves This criterion comprises two parts.1. there is no option for placing the height. 6.1.3: Downflooding angle Must be greater than a certain value as determined according to the design category.2: Downflooding height Minimum freeboard to downflooding points must be determined from Figures 2 and 3 (Section 6. Part 1: Non-sailing boats of hull length greater than or equal to 6m In many cases the user must determine the required pass value for the criteria.1. the default value is set at 1. one to check that the righting moment is sufficient and a second to determine whether the righting lever is sufficient.7 6. An additional requirement in this section is that a specified freeboard must be exceeded. The default value is set to 49.3: Resistance to wind and waves Determine the windage area and lever and enter them in the appropriate fields in the criterion. In Hydromax. H. Define a heeling arm and calculate the intersection of the heeling arm with the GZ curve to determine the angle of equilibrium. see Tables 3 and 4 (Sections 6.Appendix F Intermediate results for the wind heeling arm.3. 2.2: Offset-load test There are several ways of evaluating this criterion: 1.1. Verify that the angle of equilibrium does not exceed the maximum permissible value. positive upwards).42m which is slightly greater than the height required for a category A vessel of 24m in length.4: Heel due to wind action Page 304 . 6. See also the note on converting units for the definition of the heeling arms in ISO 122171:2002(E).2) and entered into the required value field. Also determine the required wind speed and roll-back angle (depending on the design category) and enter these values. 6. In most cases the default required value would exceed the worst case. so this must be specified manually (it is measured from the model zero point. 6.

7). see Tables 3 (Sections 6.3. Convert this to a heeling lever.2. the default value is set at 1.2. the default value is set at 1.2) and entered into the required value field. it should self right. 6. it should self right.6. The default value is 130.6.Appendix B Determine the parameters required for calculation of the wind heeling moment as per 6.3: Downflooding angle Must be greater than a certain value as determined according to the design category. 6. Determine the limiting heel angle from Table 4 (Sections 6. If desired you can specify the other values or let Hydromax calculate them for you.2) and entered into the required value field. If the flooded vessel has positive GZ at the knockdown angle.6: Wind stiffness test Determine the wind heeling moment as defined in 6. The criterion is evaluated after an equilibrium analysis.4: Stability index (STIX) Determine the required STIX value depending on the design category.2) Part 2: Sailing boats of hull length greater than or equal to 6m 6. 6. 6.6. Non-Sailing Boats: 6.3).2. The default value is set to 40 6.2.42m which is slightly greater than the height required for a category A vessel of 24m in length.9). If the flooded vessel has positive GZ at the knockdown angle. 7.2: Downflooding height Minimum freeboard to downflooding points must be determined from Figure 2 (Section 6.5: Knockdown-recovery test The test can be approximated by examining the angle of vanishing stability in the flooded condition. Section 6. see Table 5 (Section 6.6.2.2: Downflooding-height tests Determine the required downflooding height and specify the appropriate loading condition.2: Downflooding height Minimum freeboard to downflooding points must be determined from Figure 2 (Section 6. Part 3: Boats of hull length less than 6m These criteria are evaluated after an equilibrium analysis under the specified loading condition.4.5: Knockdown-recovery test The test can be approximated by examining the angle of vanishing stability in the flooded condition.3: Angle of vanishing stability Determine the required angle of vanishing stability which depends on design category and vessel displacement. but note the different wind speeds to be used.2. Calculate the GZ curve with the crew seated to windward. Also specify the sail area and vertical position of the sail area centroid and enter these values in the appropriate fields in the criterion. this criterion will then look at the angle of equilibrium of the vessel under the applied wind heeling arm.42m which is slightly greater than the height required for a category A vessel of 24m in length. 6. 7.6: Wind stiffness test Page 305 .6 for the wind speed of interest (Table 6.3: Offset-load test This criterion is most effectively evaluated by performing an equilibrium analysis with the required offset loading condition Sailing Boats: 7.

this criterion will then look at the angle of equilibrium of the vessel under the applied wind heeling arm. Calculate the GZ curve with the crew seated to windward.7). Section 6.6 for the wind speed of interest (Table 6.Appendix F Determine the wind heeling moment as defined in 6. Convert this to a heeling lever.6. Page 306 .6.

hmd Separate Input files Loadcase Compartments Damage cases All Input window tables Extension .Appendix B Appendix E: Reference Tables This appendix contains the following reference tables: File Extension Reference Table Analysis settings reference table File Extension Reference Table The following table lists files that are used in Hydromax. sounding pipes and modulus Output files All Result Window tables Extension .hmd file does not contain: .rtf Library Hydromax Criteria Library Extension .htk . However. if you wish to transfer loadcases or compartment definitions from one model to another.Links to or information on the Results tables .Links to or information on the Stability Criteria Library . For more information see the section on criteria. this can be done by going to the appropriate window and saving it to a separate file. Downflooding/embarkation points.e. colour When opening a .Maxsurf surface information . i.txt Description Each loadcase can be saved separately The compartment definition can be saved separately The damage case definition can be saved separately All tables in the input window can be saved as text files. The . outside arrows.msd Description Contains control point and surface information. is not model related.hmd file with the same name. not when the model is opened. Contains hydrostatic sections information and all Input information that may also be stored separately in the files below The . E. margin lines.g.txt Description Result tables can be saved separately Results tables can not be opened in Hydromax The report can be saved separately Report .hml . Page 307 . trimming.hcr Description The library is not related to the Hydromax Design File. File Maxsurf Design Extension .Links to or information on the Report Hydromax Design . thickness.dcs . The library is loaded when the program starts.msd file Hydromax looks for a .hmd file contains all the additional information that defines the Hydromax model and you need only save this file when working in Hydromax. precision. flexibility.

a) The VCG only has an effect on the results if the analysis is free-to-trim. During the floodable length analysis. 2 The VCG is not required for the Limiting KG analysis. When calculating the LCG from a specified trim and displacement. the trim can be substantial and the vertical separation of CG and CB needs to be taken into account. 4 The TCG may be specified directly of derived from the lost cargo / ballast water in damaged tanks from the current loadcase.Appendix F Analysis settings reference table The following table can be used as a reference to the various analysis settings for each analyses type. single) value to be set by user Varied within Range specified by user Calculates values from loadcase – specifies displacement and COG only Free-to-trim to loadcase CG Free-to-trim to LCG calculated from a specific initial trim angle or specified LCG (and VCG) 1 The VCG is used in two ways in the KN analysis. LC LC S / LC S1 result2 S3 n/a Where. Page 308 . the current VCG is used. Analysis Settings Analyses type Trim Heel Draft DisplaceLCG TCG VCG ment Upright stability Large Angle Stability Equilibrium Specified Condition KN values Limiting KG Floodable Length Tank Calibration S S/ FTTLC result S S / FTT S / FTT FTT S Upright R result S R R Upright Upright R result result S result result result n/a result LC LC S / LC R R R n/a n/a LC LC S / LC S/ FTT S/ FTT FTT n/a n/a LC LC S / LC S/ LC4 S/ LC4 n/a n/a For GM etc. 3 The VCG is required for the floodable length analysis because of its effect on trim. result S R LC FTTLC FTT Cannot be specified – they are a calculated resul Specific (fixed. b) The GZ curve is calculated for the specified VCG and then the normalised KN curve is calculated as KN = GZ + VCG*SIN(heel).

Without going into the technical details of our software development methodology. data hiding and encapsulation and fault tolerant programming practices to enhance our software's reliability. object oriented design. we follow a series of engineering and testing principles and procedures to ensure that Hydromax will produce results which are consistent with the level of accuracy and thoroughness a professional engineer applies to design work. Verification of Algorithms When new design or analysis algorithms are introduced into Hydromax. we first carry out testing on the algorithms on Reference Designs – these are proven test cases with known analytical solutions. Reference Designs A folder of reference hull shapes is included with Maxsurf and Hydromax. we summarize by saying that we utilize structured code. This following explains how Formation Design Systems has verified that Hydromax gives accurate results and what steps we take to make sure that each version of the software we ship is as reliable as possible. testing of real world problems inhouse and beta testing in the field at Hydromax user sites. Hydromax is a complex software system of over 400. Quality Assurance Many Hydromax users ask us how we know that Hydromax produces the correct results. verification of the underlying algorithms. see Reference Calculations.Appendix B Appendix F: Quality Assurance This appendix describes the quality assurance processes used to ensure Hydromax gives reliable and accurate results.000 lines of code and we believe our history of reliability reflects the effort we have put into using reliable coding practices. Structured Programming The best defence against bugs in software is to use structured programming techniques that have been proven to improve software reliability. Below is a table of results derived analytically from these shapes compared with results obtained from Maxsurf and Hydromax at different precisions. These designs are of simple geometric shapes and can be used to validate calculations performed by Hydromax. To this end we follow a development and testing path which includes use of structured programming techniques. Quality Principles While it is impossible to ensure that any software product is completely free of bugs. Page 309 . testing of the computer implementation of those algorithms.

93873 485.522 Maxsurf Low Precision 389. I m^4 Volume WP Area Trans.357 78.121 -2.01% -0.00% 0.10% -1.532 257.122 -2.00% 0.875 -1.874 WP Area m^2 100 100 100 100 100 VCB m -2.00% 0.72% % error 0.333333 833.875 -1.79% % error -0. at 5m draft Volume m^3 Analytically derived 392.57 483.34279 261.333 833.56% -0. I m^4 Long.01% -0.6807269 488.14247 488.18% -0.00% 0.874 -1.01% -0.23% -0.00% 0.699 392.02% -0.00% 0.00% 0. I Long.89 % error -0.333 833.105 WP Area m^2 78. I m^4 Volume WP Area Trans.01% 0.25% -0. I m^4 Long.871 LCB m 0 0 0 0 0 Trans.33333 833.79939 261.991 Maxsurf Hi Precision 392.00% 0.00% Page 310 .06% -1.33333 833.Appendix F Reference Calculations Hydrostatics calculations for various reference designs.564741 490. I Long.01% -0.122 -2.308 833. I 490.88% % error -0. comparison of Maxsurf and Hydromax with analytical values sphere 10m diam at 5m draft Volume m^3 261.39% -1.00% % error 0. I 833.57% % error -0.47% -0.764 260.191 490.87385 489.534 78.341 77.03% Analytically derived Hydromax High Precision Hydromax Low Precision Maxsurf Hi Precision Maxsurf Low Precision 10m Cylinder 10m diam.121 -2.333333 833.05% -0.118 LCB m 0 0 0 0 0 Trans.257 833.333 833.00% % error 0.53982 78.849 VCB m -1.04% -2.761 480.873852 488.333 % error -0.875 -1.673 Hydromax High Precision Hydromax Low Precision 391.

04% -0.00% 0.75 168.09% -0.67% Page 311 .302 14.9375 Volume WP Area VCB m^3 m^2 m Analytically derived 9.3773 168.39% % error -0.667 6666.97% % error -0.667 6666.6667 6666.00% 0.26% -0.22% -0.01% -0.13% -0.351 Maxsurf Low Precision 9. I m^4 Volume WP Area Trans.24% -0.07% -0.07% -0.00% 0. I 1.00% 0.5 -2. I m^4 Volume WP Area Trans.351 LCB m 0 0 0 0 0 Trans.91 168.00% 0.368 Hydromax High Precision 14.00% 0. I m^4 Long.999 -0.Box 20m long 10m beam at 5m draft Volume m^3 Analytically derived 1000 Hydromax High Precision 1000 Hydromax Low Precision 1000 Maxsurf Hi Precision 1000 Maxsurf Low Precision 1000 WP Area m^2 200 200 200 200 200 VCB m -2.78% % error -0. I m^4 Long.6667 6666.352 Hydromax Low Precision 9.5 -2.667 % error 0.5 -2.92527 1.5 -2.942 -0.352 Maxsurf Hi Precision 9.00% 0. I Long.6667 6666.5 LCB m 0 0 0 0 0 Trans.00% % error 0.666666 1666.00% Parabolic Wigley type Hull.00% 0.372 14.667 1666.01% -0.00% 0.351 14.5m.92418 1.998 -0.D=0.03% -0. I Long.352 9.666666 1666. LWL=15m.4685 168.00% 0.63 167.621 % error -0.00% 0.98 -0.B=1.00% 0.666666 1666.927 1.01% -0.92875 1.00% % error 0. I 1666.375 15 -0.00% % error 0.

If the version is a development. For example 1. we begin shipping the commercial version. If you suspect a problem with Hydromax.0d1 The first development release of version 1. and send you a new corrected version of the program. testing is then carried out on more complex sample problems to which a solution has already been established using a proven analysis program.5 1.com and explain what you believe the problem to be. as with all complex software systems. At each release the results from these tests are compared with the results from the previous release to ensure conformance with answers which have been established as being correct. Beta Testing Immediately prior to the release of each new version of Hydromax. It is highly experimental and not reliable. we will correct it as soon as practicable.0 1. A beta release is a final test version of the program released for field testing prior to commercial release. It is the users' responsibility to correctly model the structure and assume responsibility for the results. it is possible for errors to occur. it is not reliable. To get accurate results from Hydromax. It is mostly reliable but may contain some bugs. we conduct a beta test of the software.64 A commercial release of version 1. These beta testers provide us with feedback on the reliability and accuracy of the program as well as its useability and suitability for everyday work. A development version is usually only for internal use and is a very early demonstration of a possible new product or feature. it is necessary for you to model the problem correctly and to correctly interpret the results produced.6 1.64 But we're not Perfect We make every effort to ensure that our software will meet our users' needs and perform accurately. Testing of Upgrades As each new version of Hydromax is released we perform a series of tests to ensure it functions correctly.6b2 The second beta test release of version 1.5a2 The second alpha test release of version 1. This involves sending the software to practicing engineers and having them use it on design work in progress to determine its reliability for actual design use. In the unlikely event of a problem being found. An alpha release is a first public release of a program for initial testing and comment.Appendix C Testing of Implementation Once the basic algorithms have been proven correct. However. Once the beta test program is completed and all testers are happy with the program. Page 312 . These results may either come from Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering texts such as well as from other results carried out by Formation Design Systems or other engineers using other software products such as NAPA. please contact our technical support staff by email at support@formsys. debugged program reliable and ready for professional use. alpha test or beta test release. Version Control Each new version of Hydromax displays a version number indicating the version and the date the software was first shipped. A commercial release is a completed. the version number may also include a letter and number suffix indicating the type and number of the release. AutoShip etc.

............. 213 Activate GHS Export ....... 181 Centre of gravity ................................... 204 Creating a Compartment definition file .............. 202 Allowable shears and moments ....................................... 36 Colour .................... 139 Beam ........... 200 D Damage .......................................................................................................................... 200 Save As .................. 73 Extent of damage .. 70 Linked Tanks .. 218 Beta Testing ................................................... 161 Compartment types ....... 172 Criteria...................................................158. add.................................................................................................................. 84 Curves of Form .......................................................................................................................... 70 Tanks......... 52 Creating a new Loadcase File ............. 52 Saving ....................................................................72.................... 77 Analysis Menu .......................................................... 204 Output ........... 90 Analysis type Equilibrium ........ 106 Specified Conditions ................... 199 Save As .................................... 72 Delete ...... 191 Copying Tables ..................... 69 Compartments ................................................... 79 Animate .........185................................................................................................................................................................................... 212 Case Menu ....................................................................... 313 Block Coefficient ...................... 88 Floodable Length .................. 96 Longitudinal Strength ............................................................. 195 Analysis in waves . 71 Cascade ... 78... 39 Criteria ............................................................................................... 183 Data Format ................................................................... 70 Non-Buoyant Volumes ....... 200 Copying Graphs .................................................................................................................................................... 42 Add Surface Areas ..........51. 84 Cut............................................................................................................................... 221 Boundary Box ........................................................................................... 210 Batch Analysis ............................................ 161 Select.................. calculation of...................... 70 Linked .... 150 Create cases from Zone Damage ................... 185 C Calibration Increment ..................................... 211 Arrange Icons ....... 74 Rename .... 216 Coefficients.. 181 Centre of flotation ............................................................... 202 Add Damage case . 212 Assembly View .................. 184 New . 73 Damage Window . 159 Corrected VCG ........................ 155 Damage Case Add................................................................................ 91 Tank Calibrations ................................................................ 93 Large Angle Stability ................................................Index Index A About Hydromax ............................................................................ 205 Criteria File Format.. 147 Coordinate system......................... 201 Centre of buoyancy ................... 203 Compartment Definition .... 200 Curve of Areas ......... 52 Bulkheads......................... 213 B Background .................................. 213 Closing a Loadcase .............................................. 181 Automation Reference ......................................................................... 200 Criteria.................................................................................. delete ................................................................................................... 70 Compartments................. 156 Settings..................................... 201 Cell Shading ................................................................................................................ Prob Damage Import..................... 108 Upright Hydrostatics ............................................................................................................ 204 Cell Border ....... 207 Page 313 ............................................................................. Main Import.......................................................... 181 Check for Updates..... 211 Hydrostatic ........................ 52 Forming ..... 82 Limiting KG ........................... 34 Copy ............................................................................. 42 Coefficient parameters ............................................................... 174 Criteria Libraries ............................................................. 72 saving ................... 309 Toolbar ............................... 204 Add Load ....................................................... 72 Display ........ 200 Reset to defaults ......... 103 KN Values Analysis .................................................................. 62 Convergence Error .......

....................................... 197 Exit . 150 Freeboard ...... 162 DXF....................................... 188 Graphs .... 210 Display Menu ....... 202 Sort Items .............................................. 202 Horizontal lever ......................... 161 Extent of Damage ........ 198 Dynamic Stability ............. 190 Graph Formatting ................................................................................................................................................ 190 Graph Printing to Scale .................................................................................................................... 205 Display Background .................................................... 185 Linking to tanks or compartments ................................. 210 Density .............. 197 Open ...................... 160 Displacement....................................................................................... 204 Delete DXF background ... 87 Equilibrium ..................................................................................... 203 Form parameters ....... Import............. Export ............................................................................ 35.............. 197 Save ......... 12 Floodable Length Criteria dialog ......... 194 Edit................................................................... 189 Type ............................................................................................... 198 Export Bitmap ....... 76 Draft ..................18....................................................................................... 240 Help Menu ........... 56 Extra Buttons Toolbar ................................................. 199 Free Surface Moment .......................................................... 198 Graph ..... 206 GZ ............. 146........... 35 DWL .................................................................................................... 80 DXF export ......... 204 G GHS....................... 214 Frame of Reference .............................................. 205 Flooding ......................................154......... 159 Graph Window ........ 189 double click .......................................................................... 197 Fill Down ............................ 198 .................. 210 Grounding .................................................................... 210 Home View ............... 18... 196 F File Extension Table . 197 Save As . 220 Draft marks ........... 211 Fredyn ... 200 Hydromax Version 8.................................................................................. 151 Fluids .......181............................................................................. 20 Saving ........................... 204 External Tanks ....................... 212 Curve of Areas . 195......................................................... 308 File Menu .................................... 190 Righting Lever (GZ) ......................................... 219................................................................. 212 Hide DXF.............. 201 Floodable Length .................................................... 87 Downflooding points ........................................................................................................................ 151... 189 Data interpolation..... 211 Design Grid Toolbar .................................................. 204 Edit Menu ..0 file............ 83 E Edge Visibility Toolbar................................................ Export......................... 206 Hydromax v8......... 196 Design Preparation ...................................................................................................................................................80.... 202 Delete Cells .........51..................142.......................... 198 GHS...............51.... Page 314 Close .......... 89 Full Screen ................... 204 Edit Loadcase ...................... 201 Move Items Down............................. 149 Fluid VCG........... 75. 205.............................................. 194 File.... 18 Design........................... 196 Edit Damage case.................................................................... 9 Export............ 189 Curves of Form ............. 190 get data .............. 189 Grid ............................. 186 Data Menu..... 205 Font .................. 88 Equilibrium Condition ...... Add.. 145...................... 205 Design Grid ............................................................................................................ 197 File Toolbar........................................................................... 207 Downflooding Angles ........................................................... 211 Deactivate GHS Export.................................... 201 Emergence Angles ....................................................................... 73 Fluid analysis method .............................0 ............................................ 200 Edit Toolbar .........................Index Data layout ...................................................................................................21......................................... 202 Move Items Up ................ 8 H Heel ............. 43 Hull Sections Recalculate ........................................ 162 New ........... 199 Exporting .......... Export................................................ 189 Graph colours ............ 9................................ 201 Delete ... 205 Heeling Moments ...................................................................................................................................................................................... coherence ................................ 201 Delete Damage case ............

181............ 10..... 223 Immersion Angles ....... 75 Data ............................................................. 45 Editing loads ................... 182 Precision...................................... 34 Input ............12A.. 87 deleting............................................................... 22 Preferences ................... 201 Midship Section ................................................... 161 Input Window ..........19(58) ............. Area Section .............. max............................................... 58 Loadcase ............................. 49 Loadcase....................................................... 82............. 46 Loadgroup .......... 113 Max. 223 Maximum shears and moments ....... 159 Prismatic Coefficient ...................................... 106 M Margin Line points........... 146.............. 116 N Non-Buoyant Volume Definition .............................................................................. 41 Longitudinal Strength .................... 84 lateral projected area ................................................................................................ 87 Import........................... 183 Loadcase.................................................................................................... 172 Limiting KG . 198 Import Image Background ............................................ 159 Printing.................... 113 Merge Cells ............................................................................................................... 159 Printing to scale ..................................... 204 Loadcase........................................... Import ................................. 220 Immersion ........... 223 MSC............ 201 Installing Hydromax ........13............................. saving .............................. 77 Moment to trim .....................38.....................................................................216(82) ................................................................... 43 Grouping tanks ....... 51 nuShallo....... 77 Measurement reference frames ............................................ 198 Immersed depth... 303 K Key points ......................... 76 editing .................................................................................. 47 Loadcase Colour Formatting................ formatting........... 11................................................... 43 Totals . 185 Modulus Window .................................................... 212 Adding and Deleting loads............... 44 Loadcase Sorting...................... 47 Loadgroup........................ 198 Individual Loadcase ...23.. 209 Page 315 ............................................. density ........... 43 Blank lines ................................................. 51 maximum number ................ 205 Perspective view ......................................Index I IGES................... 8................................................. 221 Prob damage zones ........ 161 Update ........... 197 MEPC............ 197 Import DXF Background ....... 42 Distributed loads .................................. 44 Headings lines ................................ 42 Renaming ................................................................................................. 201 Permeability ....................................... 200 Print Preview.............................. 240 LCB............ 198 O Online Support ................................ column selection ................. 185 Margin Line....... Tank loads ........................... 47 Loadcase.. 59 P Page Setup................................................ 210 Initial Conditions ........................ 51 Loading a Saved Loadcase...... number .............................................. Workshop structure .....................141(54) Reg........................ 58...................................................... 20 overlap ................................................................................................... 222 Length ................................................. 214 Menus.............................................. Distributed Loads ........ 42 Free surface correction ................................................ 35.. 202 Print...........................................77....... 45 Loadcase........................................... 220 Maximum deck inclination ............. 40 Loadcase Window............................................................................ 16 ISO 12217-1 .................... 206 MARPOL ................ 201 Insert Row .................................................... 213 Outside arrows ................................117(52) Reg........ 185 adding. 14 MARPOL oil outflow ... 38........................... 116 MSC................................................... 96 Linked negative compartments .. 44 Loadcase................................... 217 Libraries ................... LCG ...........................................13.......................... 113 MEPC....... 184 Insert New Table ........................................................................ Snap to hull ... Export ................... 200 Pan .................. 212 Input Tables........................... 41 saving .... cross referencing ... surface .....16.. 186 KN Values.... 43 Loadcase Template .............. 202 Paste ...................................................... 93 L Large Angle Stability .................................................... 44 Loadcase Formatting............ 220 Modulus points ............. 76 Results ............................ 75.....................................................................................................................

.............. 288 Stability criteria....... 310 Quality Principles......... 210 Show Grid ................................................ 181 Q Quality Assurance ................. 210 Sectional Area Curve .............................................. Angle of equilibrium ............................................................................................. 293 Stability criteria... Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) ............................................................ 146 Split Cell ........269........................................................... 184 Calibration Increment ...............60................... 249 Stability criteria......... capsizing moment............................... 270 Stability criteria.......... 202 Row Positioning ............. 138.............. Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) ............................. 289 Reference Calculations ..................... Angle of equilibrium passenger crowding heeling arm ............ 282 Stability criteria...... Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) .............70................................................................. 277 Stability criteria....................................... 206 Righting Moment .. 294 Stability criteria..................................general wind heeling arm 283 ............ 151 Specified Condition ..........10...........................................................Index Probabilistic Damage ......... 294 Stability criteria................ 293 Stability criteria........... 152 Section Area Coefficient ..... 161 Resume Analysis............................................ 293 Stability criteria......... Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) ............................. Forming ........ 156 Results ....... Angle of deck edge immersion .......................... 15. 181............................................... 71 Edit ... 221 Section................................ 209 Shift Key ...... 19 Page 316 Sounding Pipes .. 206 Set Home View ............................................................................general heeling arm .................... 268 Stability criteria....... Angle of maximum GZ ...... Angle of margin line immersion ............................ 250 Stability criteria............... 91.... 161 Saving Densities................... Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) ........................... 150 Stability criteria.................. Angle of equilibrium multiple heeling arms ........... Areas and levers .................................. 211 Report Toolbar .................... Angle of equilibrium ............... 151 Render ........ 292 Stability criteria........................ 78 Stability Criteria Results ................... 160.... 202 Simulate fluid movement ............. 16 Show DXF ................................................................................................................. Angle of vanishing stability general heeling arm ................... 205 Specified Conditions......... Angle of equilibrium general heeling arm .................................. 207 Stability booklet ........ 228 Stability criteria................. 116 Probabilistic Damage – Saving input parameters ............. dialog .......... 193 Reporting ............GZ derived wind heeling arm....... 27 Select All...................................... 151 Skin Thickness . 187 Stability criteria........................ 248 Stability criteria............. angle calculators ............ 30 Shrink .................. 119 Probabilistic Damage – log file................ show single....................................... 171 Stability criteria................................................ 202 Set Vessel to DWL........ 311 Reference Designs ..................................................................................... saving ................................ 211 Render Transparent .... 201 S Safe steady heeling angles ............. 201 Show single hull section ................................ Angle of downflooding ................................highspeed turn heeling arm ... 270 Stability criteria......... 248 Stability criteria................ 116 Probabilistic Damage – Analysis ....................high-speed turn ... 117 Probabilistic Damage – Principles .. 196 Report Window ............. 191 Keystrokes.................passenger crowding .................................................... 293 Stability criteria.............................................................towing....... 224 Rotate .......... 136 Probabilistic Damage – Inputs .............................. Angle of maximum GZ above heeling arm .................... 209 Set Analysis Type ...general cos+sin heeling arm ...... 201 Select View from Data ............................................................................ 296 Stability criteria..lifting weight ............................. Angle of vanishing stability ......................... check boxes . 212 Results Window .................................................................................................. Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 2) ......... 31 Sections......... 310 R Ratio of equilibrium angles – GZ area derived heeling arm....................... 119 Properties ........................ 250 Stability criteria... 185 Results...... Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 1) ..................... 84 Save ...... 240 Stability criteria....... 249 Stability criteria....................... 203 Property Sheet .......................................... Angle of equilibrium .. 60.................................................. 201 Spool to Report . 310 Relative Density .................. 70 Specific Gravity ......

. IMO roll back angle calculator .. 178 Stability criteria..... Range of positive stability general heeling arm ....... 255 Stability criteria... 235 Stability criteria.......165....................... Other criteria .................... Ratio of GMT and heeling arm .......................... 179 Stability criteria... Heeling due to wind .... 253 Stability criteria.... Heeling due to turning......................................................... 229 Stability criteria......................... Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 2) .... GM calculators ................. 173 Stability criteria........... Heeling due to bollard-pull ............................Index Stability criteria............. GZ area between limits type 1 ........................... 242 Stability criteria. pass/fail test ..................... 261 Stability criteria.................... Minimum ratio of GZ to heeling arm ............................... GZ area derived heeling arm type 2.. GZ..................... 274 Stability criteria........STIX .... heeling arm definition ................... heeling arm dependency on displacement ............... 170 Stability criteria. 232 Stability criteria. 229 Stability criteria............ parent criteria ...........230..............standard.. 270 Stability criteria............................... Ratio of GZ values at phi1 and phi2. 305 Stability criteria..... GZ area derived heeling arm type 1...... Ratio of GZ area between limits ..... GZ area between limits type 3 ... 268 Stability criteria........ 176 Stability criteria.... 262 Stability criteria... Heeling due to trawling .........................................231...................... Heeling due to lifting of weights ........................ 237 Stability criteria........ Heeling due to arbitrary forces ........ 262 Stability criteria...................................................general heeling arm ............multiple heeling arms ............. minimum GM calculator – Wind pressure .................... 294 Stability criteria...........................HSC multihull type .. 236 Stability criteria........................ 239 Stability criteria......general heeling arm ...... General heeling arm ........................ GZ derived heeling arm ...... 275 Stability criteria. 233 Stability criteria. non-healing arm ........ copying criteria... pitch or slope at equilibrium .... heeling arm units ..................... 172 Stability criteria........................................... 238 Stability criteria..................... 287 Stability criteria. IMO HSC Code MSC...... 278 Stability criteria....... damage and intact settings . 233 Stability criteria.............................. ISO 12217 . 244 Stability criteria. Maximum ratio of GZ to heeling arm ......... 250 Stability criteria. Minimum Freeboard at equilibrium ........wind heeling arm ... Ratio of areas type 1 general cos+sin heeling arm. 242 Stability criteria........... 288 Stability criteria........................... GZ definitions .......................................... minimum GM calculator – Grain . criteria library file ...................172.... list ............ 170 Stability criteria....... 266 Stability criteria.. Heeling due to passenger crowding ....................... 170 Stability criteria... Ratio of areas type 3 general heeling arm .... 278 Stability criteria. 238 Stability criteria................ 172 Stability criteria............................. 242 Stability criteria.... 251 Stability criteria..................... Ratio of areas type 1 multiple heeling arms ................. moving criteria ............................................... Combined criteria (ratio of areas type 2a) ........................... importing ....................... 272 Stability criteria......................... GZ area between limits type 2 . 271 Stability criteria....... minimum GM calculator – Constant with freeboard .... 240 Stability criteria.... GZ area between limits type 1 ..36(63 ............general heeling arm ... 285 Stability criteria.................... 298 Stability criteria..... 279 Stability criteria...............HSC monohull type .............................. 234 Stability criteria...................... 239 Stability criteria..........229...................... glossary ......... Heeling due to grain shift 239 Stability criteria...... GZ curve features .............................. 300 Stability criteria.................. 263 Stability criteria.......... General cos+sin heeling arm ............... 273 Stability criteria..749(18) ... 264 Stability criteria......................... equilibrium ........................... defining custom criteria....... 163 Stability criteria........ 293 Stability criteria...... Gust ratio ............ 298 Stability criteria... 291 Stability criteria.... GZ area between limits type 1 ....................... Heeling due to towing ..... 250 Stability criteria. 247 Page 317 ................................. 172 Stability criteria..................... Maximum value of heel......... Ratio of areas type 2 general heeling arm ......... Range of positive stability .... 243 Stability criteria.......................231................ 235 Stability criteria......... 243 Stability criteria......multiple heeling arms ... 286 Stability criteria.............. minimum GM calculator – Constant ......... GZ area between limits type 2.............. Ratio of areas type 1 general heeling arm ............ IMO Code on Intact Stability A................. Maximum Freeboard at equilibrium ............... GZ area between limits type 2 .................................................

................ 53 tanks overlap ......................................................... 54 simple ...................................general heeling arm ..... 264 Stability criteria.................. 54 complex .... User Defined Heeling Arm ................. 203 Stop Analysis ............................................... 61 Visibility ..............................37.................................... 161 Surface Thickness ............................... 173 Stability criteria........... 59 Tanks Recalculate ........................ Value of RM at specified angle or maximum RM below specified angle .... USL code... 244 Stability criteria............................................ 145 Trim angle .................... 280 Stability criteria....................... 20 U Undo....... 108 Tank Type external....... 147 Toolbars ..........Index Stability criteria................ Value of GMt or GMl at equilibrium ............................................. 245 Stability criteria................................................. 206 Start Batch Analysis............... 260 Stability criteria............. checking ................ 205 sinusoidal . Value of maximum GZ above heeling arm . Limiting KG.............................. 52 Fluids ................................ 223 Trimmed surfaces........................................................................................................................................................................ 205 Fixed .............. 268 Stability criteria...................... 174 Stability criteria.................... 169 Stability criteria........................................... 54 Non-Buoyant Areas .................... 195 TCG............................................................................... 170 Stability criteria.................... 145 View (extended)Toolbar ............. 207 Streaming results to Word .......................................................... boundary surfaces .................. 56 Recalculate .............. Value of GMt at equilibrium ........................................... 244 Stability criteria........................ 19 T Table ................. 196 W Waterplane Area Coefficient .... 56 linked .......................... 27 Trim ...................195................................................. 61 Page 318 Tank Calibrations ............................ 212 Tolerances ................................................................................. 203 Trapezoidal integration ...................... 145 Free-to-trim using a specified initial trim value ........ 206 Upright Hydrostatics ......... 79 V Validate Hydromax model .................... 58 Tanks.. 153 Wave height ......................... Value of GZ at equilibrium general heeling arm . results ... 211 Update Loadcase .................... selecting for analysis ............................ 60 Saving ............ 144 Free-to-trim to a specified LCG value .......... 234 Stability criteria.. deleting ....................... 200 Units ........ 243 Stability criteria........... 264 Stability criteria............ 138........................... 265 Stability criteria......................................... Ratio of GZ values at phi1 and phi2 ........ 212 View Menu ................... 181 Visibility ............ 207 Starting Hydromax ..................143....................................... 202 View Toolbar ............................................................................... saving ................................... 156 Surface Use ................ 257 Stability criteria....................................................13............................................................................ KN .........................................................................general heeling arm............................... Subdivision Index s-factor MSC 19(58 ................................................................................................................................................................... 154 Waveform ................................. 246 Start Analysis .................. Value of GZ at specified angle or maximum GZ below specified angle ........ report and batch processing .......... 61 Permeability ...... 16 Status Bar ........................ 212 Tile Vertical .. 30 VCG for trim balance........................................................................... 52 tapered............................ Ratio of GZ values at phi1 and phi2 ................................................................................ 201 Tank adding... 145 Tile Horizontal ........ 138........... 153 .... 176 Stability criteria............................ 196 View Direction ................. 153 trochoidal .............................194..................................... tree list ......................... Ratio of positive to negative GZ area between limits ... 194 View Window ............................. 206 Tanks within Compartments ........ 276 Stability criteria................................. 244 Stability criteria....................... Survivability Index MSC_216(82) ..................... Value of maximum GZ ...... Value of GZ at ............................... 60 Ordering .................................... 209 Visibility Toolbar .......7.. 222 Wave definition......................... 58.........................................................multiple heeling arms....................................................... 302 Stability criteria... Value of GMt at ..............................

156 Word...............................Index Wavelength ...... 212 Window Toolbar . report templates............ 181............... 224 Window Menu .................. 35........................... report streaming to ........... 157 Z Zero Point ........................... integration of ............................. 202 Page 319 ............................................. 154 Wetted surface area........................................... 16 Word........... 18............. 195 Windows Registry........................................ 43 Zoom ........