REALISTIC SIMULATION FOR SHIPBUILDING

Structures of the ship have to function in the most challenging environments of the Earth. Extreme range of water and air temperature, sea water, unfavorable state of oceans and floating obstructions like large pieces of ice are some of the challenges faced by ship structures. Failure of the ship structure due to these issues may result in critical consequences. The challenge to survive these conditions is applicable for all water transport systems like fishing boats, motor boats, catamarans, tankers or a cruise liner. The homeland security and defense related ships have to take care of underwater explosion threats as one of the major challenge.

The ship is complex machine made up of various small systems like propulsion systems, steering systems, compartments, hulls and equipment to name a few that work in association. Consistency, safety and survivability are some major concerns while designing the ship. Also, factors like environmental effects, effectiveness, economical factors and weight must be kept in mind while construction of a ship. A robust simulation system ensures that different stages of ship construction are designed in most efficient manner.

The FEA integrated simulation system from SIMUSERV meets all the needs of ship construction with realistic simulation. This ensures that designs are optimized in most efficient manner and safety is maintained for all types of water transport.

 

SOLUTION CAPABILITIES

It becomes highly complex process for engineers to design and construct ships which is able to survive in unfavorable climatic conditions and remain economically viable. The designing of ship has hydrodynamics and hydrostatics as major techniques applied for functioning of the ship. A designer must also prepare a design which has ability to minimize the ship pollution caused by oil spills, ballast water and several other reasons. The ship design must comply with various industry codes like requirements of SUBSAFE program of US Navy.

The SIMULIA Abaqus solution from SIMUSERV is loaded with necessary tools which supports shipbuilding organizations to effectively simulate the ship structures without hassle. There are features like underwater explosion bubble modeling, effective solvers and substructure capability to name a few which ensures that the design can be studied for predicting the behavior of ships under different conditions.

Realistic simulation software from SIMUSERV ensures that marine structures can be built in cost effective manner while minimizing the impact of various external factors. Composite modeling ability of the simulation system allows modeling of every marine structure. Coupled Eulerian-Langrangian (CEL) is a form of modeling feature for extremely dynamic analysis associated with marine structures like examination of Underwater Explosions (UNDEX). Multiple CPU analysis is another feature which helps in designing of extremely large and critical marine structures.

Equipments related to ships and boats must comply with factors like shock resistance, robustness and functionality. Estimation associated to shock resistance is generally made using Dynamic Design Analysis Method (DDAM). The DDAM is an integrated part of ship designing and various ship companies face challenges due to ineffective DDAM analysis.

The FEA integrated Abaqus simulation system from our company provides DDAM as an add-on to ensure successful shock resistance testing. The reports and data needed during designing process can be obtained automatically through the simulation suite.