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Nick the Naval Architect

  • You make the decisions. I provide the science.
  • Don’t settle for the standard option.  Dream it, and I make it happen.  Custom solutions come standard.
  • Flexible. I fit under your organization.
  • Responsive. You call, I answer.

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Free Surface Moment

Without proper management, the shifting liquid in a ship’s tanks can create a lethal scenario. Free surface moment (FSM) is one of the most frequently misunderstood elements in ship operation. The deck officer that values their life wants to understand free surface moment. The physics behind it, and how it applies to ship operating limits.

Composite Materials

Theoretically, composites promise strength several thousand times greater than steel. So why don’t we have composite materials everywhere? The practical design of composites severly limits their capabilities. Once you understand the practical limits, it provides a useful design guide for how to apply composites and maximize their advantages.

Practical Stability Test: Naval Architect’s Guide

Every naval architect learns the theory of how to perform a stability test. But a well executed stability test employs very little theory, and a great deal of practical experience. This guide imparts some of that hard earned experience to make your next stability test go well.

Stability Test Theory

What science could possibly link moving a few weights on deck with calculating the light ship weight? Armed with knowledge, we carefully exploit physics to achieve high quality science without the fancy equipment. Today I explain some of the theory behind the stability test.

Practical Stability Test: Chief Engineer’s Guide

A stability test requires extensive work to prepare the vessel. Where do you go to find that work list? This guide should give you some advanced warning of what to expect. It covers all the practical matters for a Chief Engineer to prepare for their next stability test.

Solutions

  • FEA
  • CFD
  • Fleet Analysis
  • Vessel Structures
  • Vessel Modifications
  • Vessel Stability
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Vessel Powering
  • Motion Control
  • Seakeeping
  • Technical Drawings
  • 3D Modeling
  • Vessel surveys

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