MAESTRO offers numerous ship-based loading patterns (e.g., Basic Loads: Cargo Loads, Liquid Tank Loads; Sea Environment: Hull Girder Loads/Sea Loads/Ship Motion Loads; and Operational Loads: Slamming/Flooding/Docking) to accurately and efficiently produce the necessary load cases. These load patterns include scaled masses, panel pressures, mass distributions, tank loads, longitudinal and transverse hull girder load distributions, hydrostatic loads (stillwater/wave), additional accelerations, and hydrodynamic loads.
Tanks are easily modeled and loaded in MAESTRO similar to hydrostatic analysis tools by leveraging the existing structural model to define the tank boundaries. Loads can be specified by a discrete mass or percent filled. MAESTRO creates the appropriate loads based on the user-defined density
and permeability and automatically manages the element pressure side, even for elements shared between tank boundaries. Tank loads can be varied between load cases allowing the user to create multiple conditions within a single model. For each load case, a tank table is available summarizing the tank volumes, loads, and centers of gravity.
MAESTRO also includes a load balance capability which automatically balances the model in a stillwater or wave condition for each load case. Once a model is loaded and balanced, multiple longitudinal and transverse distributions (e.g., weight, buoyancy, shear force, bending moment, etc.) are available to quickly QA the model before solving.