MICHLET
Michlet calculates the total resistance, far-field wave elevations, free-wave spectra and sea-bed pressures of thin monohulls and multihulls. (A very popular feature is that other marine software such as Delftship and FreeShip export Michlet input files). Artificial life methods are used to minimise resistance and wave elevations. Examples bundled with the program include kayaks, rowing shells, catamarans, proas, SWATH, trimarans, tetramarans, submarines, frigates and destroyers.
Michlet is used by a wide variety of designers and operators, from the U.S. Navy to amateur kayak builders. It is popular with educational institutions and has been used in many student projects and theses at, among others, the Australian Maritime College, Curtin University, Queen's University, University of Southampton, University of New Orleans and the Architecture Faculty at the University of Venice.
Free Versions
Michlet version 9.32 can be downloaded here. Discussions can be viewed at the Software Forum in the thread Michlet 9.32 Released.
Donations
If you like Michlet please consider making a small donation.
Donations will go through the account of Cyberiad administrator Kit Davis.