Industry Updates

Release Alert: ProteusDS 2.34 is now available 

23 Mar, 2017

It’s been an exciting and busy start to 2017 here at DSA and it’s been several months since our last release of ProteusDS (v2.29) - so we are very pleased to announce the release of ProteusDS v2.34.

The software is ready to go and login credentials for active subscribers will allow you to access ProteusDS v2.34 from our website.


Improvements have been made to increase the accuracy of predicted hydrodynamic forces on nets, and mooring components in the wakes of nets.  The pre-existing wake-shielding model, which accounts for fluid velocity reduction through nets, has been updated and is considered essential for not over-estimating forces on successive net pens in  simulations . This builds on the self-shielding model that was added in the previous release to account for local hydrodynamic shielding between adjacent net twines at low angles of incidence.

The latest version of ProteusDS contains fixes and enhancements for net modelers

The finite-element cable model is one of the core models in ProteusDS. Users will now have the ability to automatically estimate a reasonable axial damping coefficient in cables based on a damping ratio, axial stiffness and element lengths. Testing has shown that this typically results in major simulation speed-ups.

The latest version of the ProteusDS contains a major new feature that allows control over the application current, wind and waves in a simulation. We’ve added the ability to independently control when the current, wind, and wave conditions will start in a simulation, and the length of time that those conditions will be ramped to their set state.