Orca3D News

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Interesting capsize and flotation study using Orca3D

Scott Graham of Graham Marine, Inc. is restoring a wooden Lightning class sailboat, and wanted to look at various options for adding flotation to make it easier to recover from a capsize. After building a detailed model in Rhino that accounts for the thickness of all of the parts, he looked at adding watertight bulkheads, airbags in various locations, and foam under the gunwales. Using Orca3D, he computed righting arm curves that include the effect of the crew and the buoyant mast for each configuration. Click here to see his results, as presented on the Lightning Class website.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Webinar "Speed/Power Analysis with Orca3D" available on Orca3D.com

We've added a webinar to our website, entitled "Speed/Power Analysis with Orca3D". This 30-minute recording of a recent live presentation provides background on the resistance methods in Orca3D, and demonstrates their use. Click here to go to the webinar page on Orca3D.com.