From the design and manufacture of small recreational crafts and large oil tankers to the most technologically advanced aircraft carriers, Altair has assisted the world’s leading shipbuilders and boat designers to develop higher performing, safer and lower cost vessels through the application of simulation technology. Altair helps naval architects address complex engineering challenges and mitigate environmental risks associated with seagoing loads including structural, hydro, dynamic, thermal and fatigue, as well as above surface and underwater weapon threats for the military and homeland security.
Simulation assists the engineering of safer marine vessels and robust offshore structures with modeling of collision, sloshing, slamming, underwater explosive, structural strength assessment, vibration, noise performance, heat and cooling analyses, as well as antenna design. It is important to ensure designs meet industry classification and society regulations, capture knowledge and increase development efficiency through customization and automation technologies and expertise.
Increased global competition requires a faster and more efficient ship design and certification process to shorten the turnaround time and reduce cost. To stay competitive in the global marketplace, shipbuilders are looking for ways to reduce production and lifecycle maintenance costs. Increase design efficiency and minimize material usage to reduce manufacturing and operational cost, all while increasing fuel efficiency with Altair’s leading structural and computation fluid dynamics (CFD) optimization technologies.
This session will introduce you to the Crane CAE Manager from Altair, which is a radically different solution that provides unique advantages for Block Lifting Method consisting of 1. Build - Specific Block Systems 2. Analyse - The planned lifting operations using simulation methods 3. Evaluate - Safety aspects of the planned lifting operation 4. Improve - The system behavior
Engineers in the Marine, Shipbuilding, and Offshore industries face many design challenges including physical space constraints, extreme weather conditions, deep water and remote locations. These constraints create an extreme environment for the engineer to develop a sound, reliable and safe operating platform.
When making key decisions at the concept and preliminary design phases of a naval ship project, the designer is often obliged to work with limited data on the major structural design drivers for the vessel. This can lead to a largely subjective design approach which can result in inefficiency and even structural problems being locked-in from the start. To solve any issues, increased material use, weight and unnecessary complexity, as well as high design and manufacture costs can be introduced to the end product. To evaluate the potential of simulation-driven design under the unique requirements of naval ship design, the ACA partnered with Altair ProductDesign.
Chris Wilkinson, CTO at SMD speaks at the UK Altair Technology Conference 2019. An XPRIZE challenge is designed to source new approaches to solve difficult problems thereby disrupting existing markets or creating new ones. Our oceans cover over 70% of the planet with only 5% explored. The ocean environment is hostile and technically challenging to operate within. The Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition was established to seek cheaper and faster solutions to survey the world’s oceans. This presentation is about one of the teams that entered the competition with a disruptive solution for ocean survey. The emerging role and importance of a digital twin is explored to support the solution as it scales from proof of concept to one that is fully industrialised.