Panel Method 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 zeroth-order panel method where the geometry of the considered body is discretised into flat quadrilateral elements. On the discretised body adequate boundary conditions are applied and a linear system of equations is solved to obtain a local velocity and pressures distribution on the body.
Numerous extensions of panMARE enrich the numerical simulations for specific use cases. The extensions range from ship acoustic with sheet cavitation to free surfaces and floating offshore wind turbines. More information on the mathematical and numerical background and the techniques can be found on the following pages: