December 14, 2023
December 14, 2023


Dynamic draft study with constant environmental variables
​ShipFEM Code.


Logistics and Transport

Development of a vessel draft prediction tool for the optimization of port management.

  • Identification of the most relevant hydrodynamic phenomena under constant environmental conditions.
  • Mathematical modelling of the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic problems and its numerical resolution to obtain the dynamic draft of a ship.
  • Hydrodynamic model: linear, incompressible fluids and use of velocity potentials.
  • Physical problem with unbounded domain: PML technique (Perfectly Matched Layers).
  • Computational domain: Automatic generation of geometries and meshes.
  • The computation of the dynamic draft using the ShipFEM code is efficient and accurate.
  • This code has been included in the port consulting tool: i4cast.ç
  • Its integration leads to a more complete and competitive tool in the market.
  • An intelligent system that helps in making decisions through monitoring.
  • Prediction of oceanic and climatic conditions.
  • Simulation of the influence of environmental conditions on port operations in each vessel.

Stichting European Service Network of Mathematics For Industry and Innovation.

5052 Goirle, Netherlands