.static is a classical Velocity Prediction Program (VPP).
It is a tool for finding optimum static equilibrium.
Although we use it for boat design in our daily work, it is actually agnostic on the type of mobile it’s dealing with.
Motor boats, sailing boats, Flying Drones, submarines, planes.. can all be addressed with Meta.
Some of the major features:
- can deal with type of vehicle
- force model based
- able to account for structural deformations
.static development started in 2013 in a collaborative project involving Guillaume Verdier and Groupama Sailing team.
It has since gone through several improvements and rewriting, such that there is nothing left from the original version.
It’s now in a stable state and serves as a base framework for the developments of .sim, .motion, .cruise…