The deballasting sequence can then be readily examined with the stability being checked at every stage.
Longitudinal bending of the ship can also be examined as it grounds on the blocks during a drydocking operation.
** Note: The Multi-body (MB) module is ideally suited for drydocking calculations. The MB software can handle multiple floating bodies with points of contact, including ground, between them. Equilibrium of the entire multi-body system is found automatically and the forces at the points of contact are reported.