Features

Developed by Bentley Systems, MaxSurf is a part of a suite of programs intended to cover the lifecycle of ship design and construction. MaxSurf specifically works in creating initial designs and testing the hull form performance. Rather than using a NURBS-based model, it allows more control over hull splines. Based on the hull model, the user can obtain a variety of hydrostatic and hydrodynamic data including resistance and RAOs. MaxSurf also provides the latest stability criterion based on design estimates and provides regulations that guide the ship design.

The software can determine the stability of the hull, determine resistance and powering curves, and even estimate the sailing velocity of the ship. MaxSurf is commonly used by naval architects as the one-stop solution for initial design estimates. The integrated suite includes a 3D surface Modeler, the Stability Module for static stability, the Resistance Module for powering and performance estimation, the Motions Module for seakeeping, and the Structure Module for initial structural design.

By imposing different wave conditions, the user can also test the ship’s intended response and make necessary alterations to the design with minimal effort.

Specifications

Lifecycle Support
Yes
Hydrostatics
Yes
Design Estimates
Yes
Wave Conditions
Yes

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