Can Gomboc model my boat?


Gomboc is completely customisable, and if your boat operates under the laws of physics, Gomboc can model it.

We have standard modelling tools for appendages, sails, hulls, ocean waves and wind, but anything that falls outside the norm can be modelled by custom blocks or fitted-surface data.

For instance, to add an outboard engine linked to a throttle parameter, all you need is an equation that describes the thrust generated as a function of boat speed and throttle, and a location in the model where that thrust should be applied. Then, if you want to steer by rotating your outboard, it’s just a case of adding a rotating reference frame.