Herbert-ABS Software Solutions, a joint venture between Herbert Engineering Corporation and classification society ABS, has upgraded its HECSTAB Stability Evaluation Software to include additional vessel types and expand its evaluation capabilities.
HECSTAB will now allow naval architects to evaluate multiple design options for both ships and offshore assets, with the user interface incorporating modern conventions, improved 3D viewports, and user customisation options.
Functionality now includes analysis templates for deterministic and probabilistic damage stability evaluations, using a range of pre-designed criteria or utilising the included tools to modify/create new ones.
Other available calculation methods allow models to be developed to analyse trim, intact stability, damage stability and longitudinal strength. HECSTAB also contains an integrated modelling package for modification of designs and re-evaluation of assessments.
“HECSTAB is a powerful application enabling users to simply create multiple models and quickly analyse the stability impact of design changes,” said Hendrik Bruhns, President, Herbert-ABS Software Solutions.
“HECSTAB allows the user to set up, run and generate results for a wide array of batch analyses, including those required for offshore regulatory evaluations.”
The software is built with a Python scripting interface to enable architects to customise or create new templates to support required analyses. A documented application programming interface is provided, allowing power users to create scripts for their own specific tasks.