Paramarine Modules

Breadth and depth of design and analysis capabilities

Surface & Solid Modeller
The surface modeller enables your designers to develop a surface-based geometrical definition of their ship of submarine. With the solid modeller they can create a solid model of a marine vehicle.

Stability and Hydrostatics
The stability and hydrostatics analysis modules are used in the intact and damaged conditions to assess the stability of designs against UK, US and Australian Military as well as UK and International Mercantile Standards. This module has been validated by the UK MOD Naval Authority for Ship Stability and is a core analysis capability within Paramarine and its on-board variants, Seagoing Paramarine and Paramarine SeaWeigh. The sophisticated 3D solid modelling techniques utilised by Paramarine provide the high accuracy required for assessing submarine stability, where complex geometries and accurate volumetric calculations are necessary.

Powering and Endurance
The powering and endurance modules utilise over 27 in-built powering series to provide highly accurate powering predictions for a given design. When combined with a mission profile, propulsion system components and energy provision, the endurance for a given design can also be determined. This allows your design team to optimise their concepts to maximise endurance, minimise fuel consumption and emissions or trade off different propulsion system options.

Structural Analysis
This capability provides tools for the modelling and assessment of the structural capability of ships in both the intact and damaged conditions. The extensively validated NS94D analysis module utilises capability developed by QinetiQ's Maritime team. Naval architects and design authorities can assess ultimate strength, critical sections, bulkhead collapse, crack propagation as well as the residual strength of a vessel following damage. A toolkit for the rapid assessment of the effect of loads on supported plate is also provided. This module also provides tools for the assessment and optimisation of submarine pressure hulls.

Early Stage Design
The early stage design module is based upon the Functional Building Block Approach developed by University College London. This module allows the designer to build the concept based on the various functional requirements placed upon the ship or submarine. The designer is able to specify the overall requirements for weight, volume, power, manning, payload as well as many other characteristics to assess the supply provided within the evolving design. The automatic auditing capability provides the designer with the ability to continually assess the balance of the design and to perform trade-offs for different configurations.

Radar Cross Section Analysis
This module allows a designer to rapidly identify and correct any design features that result in undesirable radar cross section signature. This is achieved through the provision of polar plots as well as a visual representation of radar reflectance via images or movies which highlight areas of high return.

Advanced Hull Form Generation
Our advanced hull form generation capability utilises state-of-the-art XT Technology, where high quality surfaces can be created from a series of bounding and internal curves. Coupled with the ability to import visual references such as drawings, this module offers a unique, intuitive and highly flexible hull form design tool. The system uses sophisticated mathematical techniques to fit a curve to the designed curves and creates industry standard NURBS surfaces. These are used to develop hull forms as well as superstructure. Paramarine further provides a wide range of curvature analysis and diagnostic tools to allow your design team to refine hull forms to their required standards.

Manoeuvring
Paramarine provides manoeuvring analysis for ships and submarines. The surface ship module can assess monohull and trimaran manoeuvring for standard and user defined manoeuvres and can also include autopilot inputs. The submarine module is a coefficient based approach for the analysis of underwater manoeuvres.