Analytical Tools

We use recognised naval architectural software tools, in addition to our own in-house software, to provide fast but thorough analysis of naval architectural, hydrodynamic, structural and vulnerability issues.

Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Seakeeping & manoeuvring

QinetiQ uses in-house strip theory based software for producing ship motion data including RAOs. For more complex dynamic simulation, we use the Fredyn, PRECAL and PRETTI software packages.

  • Towing & mooring

QinetiQ conduct towing and mooring analysis using a combination of model tests, computational fluid dynamics and the dynamic marine systems software Orcaflex.