Enhance your use of NavCad.


June in New Hampshire - no snow! Join us for a 2-day NavCad Training Seminar - Fundamentals of Resistance and Propulsion (with NavCad 2003) - in Durham, New Hampshire on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10th and 11th. The cost of the seminar is $795.00, with discounts available for additional company members and those users that have paid their 2003 MSU subscription.

Course description
This professional development seminar will be in two parts, and is suitable for all levels of experience with NavCad. All participants will receive a course packet with the seminar curriculum, as well as a variety of reports and resources.

We begin with a general discussion of fundamental principles of resistance and propulsion, then build an understanding of more advanced concepts (such as dynamic performance), and continue on the second day with general training in using NavCad effectively - including the newest features and capabilities of NavCad 2003. At the conclusion of the seminar, there will be ample time for participants to present and discuss some of their current projects.

Coffee/tea and lunch are provided each day.

Why attend?
Conducted by Don MacPherson, HydroComp's Technical Director, our professional development seminars are an outstanding value. You will leave with a solid understanding of the new NavCad 2003 and its underlying hydrodynamic principles, and be better able to conduct successful studies for your clients and customers. These two days will help you not only minimize the risk of inaccurate speed and power prediction, but you will learn how to analyze a project and be in a position to provide reliable answers.


Day 1 - Fundamentals of Resistance and Propulsion
Morning Session 9:00a-12:00n

Part 1. Introduction
- Steady-state performance
- Hull and propulsor
- Engine and propulsor

Part 2. Hull Performance
- Resistance and hull-propulsor interaction
- Bare-hull resistance - Froude/Ct and planing
- Catamaran resistance prediction
- Added drag - appendages, seas/wind, shallow water
- Prediction of resistance - model tests, parametric analysis
- Definition of parametric hull data
- Correlation to actual test or trial performance
- Prediction of hull-propulsor propulsive coefficients

Part 3. Propulsor Performance
- Propulsor options - propellers, waterjets
- Propeller nomenclature and parameters
- Propeller performance - principles, cavitation, series
- Waterjet nomenclature and parameters
- Waterjet performance - principles, published data
- Additional propulsor possibilities
- Comparative propulsor summary

Afternoon Session 1:00p-5:00p
Part 4. Diesel Engine Performance
- Engine data and parameters
- Definition of the "performance envelope"

Part 5. Propeller Sizing
- Overview of propeller sizing process
- Choosing suitable propeller characteristics
- Sizing design objectives
- A systematic propeller sizing technique

Part 6. Steady-state Equilibrium Propulsion Analysis
- Hull-propulsor equilibrium (free-run)
- Engine propulsor equilibrium (towing)
- Applying typical criteria to evaluate results
- Cavitation criteria

Part 7. Dynamic Performance
- Acceleration, dynamic positioning
- Integrated hull-propulsor-engine physical model
- Torque-driven solutions - engine-focused

Day 2 - Effective Use of NavCad
Morning Session 9:00a-12:00n

Part 8. Introduction to NavCad
- Documentation
- The NavCad interface
- What's new in NavCad 2003

Part 9. Example calculation session
- Data libraries
- Resistance prediction
- Propulsion analysis
- Propeller sizing
- Reports and graphs
- Data import and export

Part 10. Special topics
- Predicting drag of catamarans
- Correlation to model tests
- Waterjet performance modeling

Part 11. The NavCad "Personal Developer Library"
- Designing the project
- Referencing the NavCad DLL
- Using the Object Browser
- Adding interface components
- Capturing Excel events

Afternoon Session 1:00p-5:00p
Part 12. Case Studies
- Patrol craft with waterjets
- Tankers
- Acceleration analysis

Part 13. User's Projects
- Creation of data
- Project strategies
- Analysis and review of results

General Q & A (as time permits)
- Open review of questions

The training seminar is over two days on June 10th and 11th, 9:00a to 5:00p each day. The number of attendees for all HydroComp Training Seminars is limited to insure personal attention. Call early to reserve your place.

The training is held at the Center for Ocean Engineering of the University of New Hampshire. A map will be provided to all attendees.

Hotel accommodations
Hotel accommodations should be made at the university's on-campus facility - the "New England Center". It is about one-half mile from the Ocean Engineering Center. Call (800)590-4334 or (603)862-2801, and be sure to mention "HydroComp" when reserving your room. Please visit the New England Center's website www.newenglandcenter.com for more information on the facility. Courtesy shuttle bus service will bring guests from the New England Center to the Center for Ocean Engineering at 8:30a and return at 5:30p that evening. If you need further assistance with travel arrangements, please contact our office.

Attendees will need only a basic knowledge of the operation of NavCad. Some programming experience will be helpful, but not required. We highly encourage every attendee to bring a notebook computer with NavCad already installed. Also, don't forget your security key.

The cost of the seminar is $795.00, with discounts available for additional company members and those users that have paid their 2003 MSU subscription. A 50% deposit is required before May 26th to reserve your place, with the balance paid-in-full before the seminar. (The deposit is non-refundable after May 26th.)

How to register
Print out the Training Registration Form page.
Fill in the information, and fax or mail it back to us with your payment.
For more information, please contact
HydroComp, Inc.
13 Jenkins Court, Suite 200
Durham, NH 03824 USA
Tel: (603)868-3344
Fax: (603)868-3366
Email: info@hydrocompinc.com

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