MN100: HydroComp, Inc.

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The Company:
HydroComp, Inc. was established in 1984 to provide powering analysis services to naval architects and shipbuilders. Best known for its award-winning NavCad software, HydroComp is regarded as the premier source for performance prediction software, consulting, and knowledge. The firm’s offerings include NavCad, NavCad Premium, PropCad, PropCad Premium, PropElements, PropExpert, SwiftCraft, and SwiftTrial software. The firm has 8 employees.
The Case:
Sometimes the least sophisticated vehicle is the hardest to analyze. With respect to resistance, this is definitely the case with barges. NavCad software offers resistance prediction for barge systems, including barge geometries, barge train arrangements and connections, effective “unit” representation for ITB tug and barge, and hydrodynamics of box-like vessels. The firm reports recent collaboration with Friendship Systems; specifically, “Optimized AUV Design by Coupling CAESES and NavCad” and “Real Cost Savings for a Waterjet-driven Patrol Craft Design Using a CAESES-NavCad Coupled Solution” and Collaboration with Nautican “Using Detailed Operating Data to Identify Energy Savings Strategies.”
13 Jenkins Court, Suite 200
Durham, NH  03824
Tel: (603) 868-3344
CEO/President: Jill Aaron
(As published in the August 2016 MN100 edition of Marine News)
Marine News Magazine, page 34,  Aug 2016

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