Numerical Simulation

The complex relationship between a structure and its environment is essential to understanding marine performance.  Benchmarked and validated against full- and model-scale data, simulation technology allows for design evaluation flexibility unheard of a decade ago.

In some cases, simulation can lead to a final answer; in others, such techniques can augment physical experiments and are a cost-effective and intrinsic part of the overall research program.  Oceanic provides innovative solutions using commercially available software and can also provide customized software to meet specialized requirements. 


DECICE is a time-domain solver that uses discrete elements to model ice engineering problems.


MOTSIM is a non-linear time-domain seakeeping simulation program that can predict vessel motions in six degrees of freedom in any wave conditions. 


PROPELLA is a non-linear unsteady panel method used for analyzing various propeller-related problems. 


SML (Ship Maneuvering Laboratory) is Oceanic's in-house computer program used to assess vessel maneuvering.


FLOW-3D is a multi-physics computational fluid dynamics (CFD) package that has been in worldwide distribution since 1985. It provides insight into many physical flow processes.


STAR-CCM+ is a CFD solver used for solving problems involving flow (of fluids or solids), heat transfer and stress.  It is designed to handle problems involving physical and complex geometries.


ShipmoPC is a seakeeping prediction code developed by Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) which has been validated against model data for a wide variety of ships including offshore supply vessels, FPSO's, coastal defense vessels and barges, icebreakers and naval ships.