Panel Code panMARE

The panel code panMARE (panel Code for Maritime Applications and REsearch) is a command driven program aimed to simulate arbitrary potential flows in marine applications.

The program is based on a three-dimensional low-order panel method, in which the geometry of the considered body is discretised into flat quadrilateral elements. Adequate boundary conditions are applied on the discretised body and a linear system of equations is solved in order to obtain a local velocity and pressure distribution on the body.

Numerous extensions of panMARE enrich the numerical simulations for specific use cases. These techniques extend the code's applicability for specific cases, so that the use cases of panMARE range from ship acoustics with sheet cavitation to free surfaces and floating offshore wind turbines.

More information on the theoretical and numerical background, as well as an overview of the numerous implemented panMARE techniques can be found on the following pages:

  • Theoretical background:
    a short summary of panMARE's underlying potential theory and the relevant governing equations
  • Numerical background:
    an overview of the panel code's numerical implementations, including the solutions to special issues such as sheet cavitation and the inclusion of a ship's wake
  • Techniques:
    a list of the various implemented extensions of panMARE, which enrich the code's applicability for specific use cases by selective interference in the solving routine 

You can find a more detailed description of the panel code's theoretical background and the numerical implementations, as well as examples of panMARE's application in the marine sector in our multiple panMARE-related publications.