Herbert-ABS Intros Offshore Evaluation Software
California-based provider of naval management software and ship design Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC today announced the launch of its HECSTAB Offshore Stability Evaluation Software.
Designed with a versatile user interface featuring improved 3D and 2D viewports, HECSTAB allows naval architects to easily evaluate multiple design options for non-ship shaped offshore assets.
“HECSTAB is a powerful commercial application enabling users to simply create multiple models of offshore assets and quickly analyze the stability impact of design changes,” said Hendrik Bruhns, President, Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC. “HECSTAB allows the user to setup, run and generate results for a wide array of batch analyses, including those required for offshore regulatory evaluations.”
HECSTAB functionality includes the “free twist” variable heeling axis stability calculation method, batch tools for running stability evaluations on a large matrix of regulatory intact and damaged conditions, the ability to develop V-Curves from a range of loading conditions, as well as integration with ABS Wind software.
The software is highly adaptable, with an easy-to-use Python scripting interface enabling architects to customize or create new templates to support required analyses. A fully documented application programming interface is provided, allowing power users to create scripts for every imaginable task.