Resistance and Powering
Autopower's advanced user interface enables optimization
of hull parameters based upon 12 independent resistance
and propulsion methods for displacement, semi-displacement,
planing hulls and catamarans.
Autopower Key Features:
- Windows® 10 Compatible
- 8 methods for displacement hulls
- 1 method for semi-displacement hulls
- 2 methods for planing hulls
- 1 method for catamarans
- Propeller optimization
- Methods based on empirical studies and theory
- Hull parameters may be generated by Autoship
- Can be called from Autoship
- Editable graphic and tabular reports
- Rapid calculations and output
- Built-in Report Editor. Save reports to Microsoft
- Graphics can be resized or repositioned within report
Graphic User Interface - up to five different
hull alternatives can be considered simultaneously,
facilitating comparative design studies and optimization.
Parameters may be easily changed for quick recalculation.
Limits of each resistance prediction method are clearly
displayed, providing guidance on the selection of the
most suitable methods. Using Windows, Autopower
may be one of several programs running at once - a significant
time and frustration saver when the effect of a change
to the model is to be examined.
Fast Link to Autoship - Autopower
has a fast link which enables hull parameters to be
imported from Autoship. Hull parameters may also
be easily specified by the user.
Export to Word Processing Programs - Edit reports
off-line using either the built-in Autoship Report
Editor, or export to MS Excel.
Displacement Methods - Andersen & Guldhammer,
Holtrop, Fung, van Oortmerssen, Digernes & Cheng,
Jin, Su & Tan, Calisal and FAO (UN).
Planing Methods - Savitsky and Radojcic.
Semi-Displacement Method - Compton.
Catamaran Method - FastCat/Marintek.
Propulsion Efficiencies - User-specified or
calculated according to Wageningen B-series or Gawn-Burrill
KCA series polynomials.
Propeller Optimization - Propeller optimization
can be carried out in two modes: for fixed propeller
diameter and ship speed or for given delivered power
and propeller rpm.
Operating System Requirements: Windows® Vista (business), Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 Professional (32 or 64 bit), .NET Framework 4.5 with a Pentium Processor. Minimum resolution: 1280 x 800 (WXGA). OpenGL: recommended v3.2 or higher, minimum v2.1.
Pricing - For product pricing please contact
your Autoship System's Dealer
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to request a quote. Thank you!