Submarine Design Solutions

Paramarine Advanced Submarine Design Software

Paramarine is used by 5 of the top Submarine builders to design and analyse more than 20% of the current new build submarines. It is also used by several Governments worldwide to inform procurement decisions and support their current fleets.

Paramarine is the world's only fully integrated Naval Architecture Design and Analysis product that can handle the complexities of submarine design. Its advanced design capabilities are built upon the Siemens PLM ParasolidTM solid modeller, which provides much of the geometric detail required to enable the accurate analytical capabilities - as well as providing excellent geometric exchange with other CAD systems such as NX and Foran.

Paramarine for Advanced Design

Paramarine uses a functional building block approach for advanced design. This enables designers to examine the impact of 3D layout of their submarine from the early stages of design in a really visual way. It allows the designer to rapidly define their concept design, assess the weight and space balance and then use the full breadth of submarine analysis in an integrated way.

Paramarine's integrated nature means that there is no time lost in translation between different packages and no risk of data loss or corruption.

Concept design in Paramarine can be performed on different levels, starting with a handful of blocks building up to a complex model of several hundred as the design increases fidelity. Using the building block approach helps the designer to understand the design drivers and risks then explore them and make informed decisions.

Take the concept design a stage further by using Paramarine's parametric nature and perform design space exploration, producing literally thousands of designs.

Submarine Analysis

Using QinetiQ MDS's 20 years of Submarine design experience, Paramarine has a wealth of Submarine specific analyses all in one integrated product. Confidence in the analyses comes from the independent validation of results that Paramarine has and that it is approved for use by the UK MoD.

  • 'Stability - Paramarine can handle the complex issues that submarines pose, from submerged stability through to trim and inclining experiments.
  • 'Structures - Classical pressure hull strength assessment allows the designer to optimise the scantlings for a minimum weight.
  • 'Manoeuvring - linear derivative prediction and a full six degree of freedom manoeuvring simulation.
  • 'Powering and Endurance - Naked hull effective power estimation combined with a unique energy based approach to endurance captures the requirements of the most demanding submarines operational profile.

"BAE Systems have been using Paramarine for over ten years for both stability certification and early stage design. Backed by the endorsement of the MoD, Paramarine is today our submarine software design tool of choice. Paramarine is easy to use, intuitive, has a good graphical user interface and is extremely flexible and powerful. I think Paramarine is probably the most powerful tool available today for submarine design."
Rob Ritchie, Engineering Manager - Naval Architecture, BAE Systems - Submarine Solutions.