- What is KUS-SHDM?
- When and why use the KUS-SHDM application ?
- To whom is the application assigned
- What are prerequisites for using the
- Why the KUS-SHDM application runs inside AutoCAD?
- What is the uniqueness of the SWL method?
- What can I do with demo of KUS-SHDM?
- What are the symmetrical water lines and what do they
- Why the symmetrical water lines is prefered?
- Could I design a sailing boat in its entirety with KUS-SHDM?
- What is KUS-SHDM?
KUS-SHDM is a software for designing the hull of the sailing
boat, esspecially race sailing boat, based on the unique
SWL method. With KUS-SHDM you can do the hull synthezis
and the hull analyzis, respectively the results of stability
and hydrostatics calculation. on the top
- When and why use the KUS-SHDM application?
KUS-SHDM should be comprehended as developmental tool for
designing the sailing boat hull at the beginning of the
hull design, because of his contributing the hull with symmetrical
water lines in conditions of the different heel angle. If
a designer wants to have a such shape of the hull, he will
certainly use the KUS-SHDM application because all of the
other software has no that understanding built in. on the top
- To whom is the application assigned?
The KUS-SHDM application is assigned to the yacht/boat/hull
designers, and to sailors who want to simulate the sailing
conditions. on the top
- What are prerequisites for using
The prerequisite condition for installating and working
with the KUS-SHDM application is properly installated AutoCAD2000
or newer one. on the top
- Why the KUS-SHDM application runs inside
First of all KUS-SHDM is concentrated to his most important
task, that is a hull design, hydrostatics and stability,
using AutoCAD, as de-facto CAD standard, and its established
AutoCAD has also a good programming interfaces for making
applications such as VisualLISP, Visual Basic for Applications,
that give to the programmer a broad spectrum of the functions,
number of different export-import file format.
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- What is the uniqueness of the SWL method ?
The SWL method is based on the specific mathematical model
that automatically design the hull of the sailing yachts
that has symmetrical water lines in conditions of the different
The SWL method is developed with intention to get a particular
shape of the hull that will have the smallest form resistance
in the sailing conditions. The accent of the method is put
on the water line, in other words the curve of the hull
where the water and the air come into contact. on the top
- What can I do with demo of KUS-SHDM
Demo version gives user the idea of the application and
what tasks and in which way it works off. The result of
the application is shown on the display but it can not be
used in further process of the designing. Demo version works
as the infinity loop. Ending the KUS-SHDM application, the
most of relevant output data will be lost but still stay
behind the wireframe of the hull. on the top
- What are the symmetrical water lines
and what do they mean?
The water lines are obtained by intresecting the hull and
the planes parallel with the water plane. If the hull has
zero the heel angle, the water lines are symmetrical. In
most cases when the hull heeling water lines are reshaped
and become asymmetrical.
The symmetrical water lines mean that the water lines have
the same, or very similar shape on the left and right side
of the hull when he is inclinated. on the top
- Why the symmetrical water lines is
The main superiority of the KUS-SHDM application is SWL
method generating a such hull that has the symmetrical water
lines in conditions of the different heel angles, as it
is up-wind sailing. This is one of the basic hypothesis
of the reduced bare-hull resistance. on the top
- Could I design a
sailing boat in its entirety with KUS-SHDM ?
The KUS-SHDM application is a hull design tool runs inside
AutoCAD. That means you can finish the whole design of yours
yacht. on the top