Houlder has a track record of providing accurate design information delivered in a timely manner to enable the smooth progress of the refit helping the project remain on time and on budget. We provide a thorough understanding of the design aspects; intact and damage stability, fire safety and regulatory aspects that are essential to ensure a good design basis for a successful refit. We have the capacity to provide a wide variety of scope ranging from complete designs for refits to providing support with specific packages of work, large or small. We can also provide onsite support or undertake design work from our offices.
Houlder undertake detailed design work in 3D, using NUPAS or Solidworks.
Our work is supported by an extensive analysis capability, allowing us to ensure solutions to complex issues can be delivered within the agreed timescale. Whether relating to intact and damage stability, seakeeping, manoeuvring and mooring analysis, structural analysis using finite element analysis and powering calculations.
Stability analysis– Inclining experiments and intact and damage stability analysis of newbuild and existing yachts to the Large Yacht Code (LY3) and Passenger Yacht Code (PYC).
Structural design– We have extensive experience in providing structural design packages, ranging is scope from:
Advanced analysis and calculations: