Too often the designer or naval architect is required to predict the performance of a new or existing design, sometimes at the earliest design stage or with little available data. Total speed at various load conditions, total engine power, or running trim angle at service speed, are properties needed for future design decisions such as final dimensions or further design optimization, scantlings, re-power options, etc. quickPlaning uses the Savitsky’s method (with some modifications to include air resistance and resistance correction at semi-planing speeds) to provide quick answers to your performance related questions.
With quickPlaning you can estimate the performance of your new or existing hull design as well as size or evaluate your boat’s propeller(s).
- Evaluate hull design up to ten (10) speeds
- Estimate running trim angle
- Estimate aerodynamic resistance
- Estimate bare hull resistance and total resistance
- Define propulsion efficiency, resistance margin and estimate total required power
- View graphs (speed vs running trim and speed vs resistance)
- Export results in .cvs format for further process or reporting
- Estimate sizing parameters of boat’s optimum propeller(s) for given load condition and engine characteristics using GAWN propeller series and cavitation criteria.
- Evaluate existing propeller(s) for given load condition and engine characteristics
Ideal for boat & yacht designers, naval architects, marine surveyors, and marine engine vendors, who require an easy-to-use, quick resistance/power prediction software tool for planing crafts.
Download a free evaluation copy.
Users with version 1.0 valid licenses can update to version 1.1 at no cost.
quickPlaning v1.1 provides several improvements and additions:
- Improved user interface
- Improved user functionality (Users can load/save parameter files)
- Parameter input with multi-lingual keyboard settings fixed
- Addition of two propulsion analysis functions