maart 2010

Component calculation and data exchange made easy for SCHOTTEL customers

Time is of the essence in every industry – and marine engineering is no exception. The design engineer needs to know quickly which propulsion system, with which power rating and size, he can and must include in his project planning. The exchange of information and data between the customer and the contractor therefore plays a major role here. This is where SCHOTTEL comes in and supports customers in their propeller configuration work by providing access to its HydrA design software.

The new HydrAonline Site

The procedure is extremely simple and independent of the user’s operating system: the customer applies for access rights via the website As soon as access rights are granted, the customer can log on. On the SCHOTTEL HydrA user interface, the customer can specify the propulsion system, number of propulsion units, input speed, input power, blade area ratio, propeller diameter, ship speed, wake fraction and thrust deduction fraction. A calculator then determines provisional figures for the power and propeller data such as thrust, torque, pitch ratio or propeller load.


Once the key data have been calculated, the user has the option of sending the form to the SCHOTTEL Sales team, who will then get in touch with the customer.