Advantages of simulation in marine sector

Advantages of simulation on marine sector
Through this blog and based on Storytelling to make it more visual, we try to show an example applied to the marine sector, of how the application of advanced engineering in the design phases can provide multiple advantages.
phase 1

It is a relatively short stage in terms of time, but one that involves a grear organizational effort and financial cost.
Any problem that may arise during these tests may lead to a delay in the delivery of the boaut, with all that this entails.
At the end of the construction, it must pass a series of test established by the Regulatory Bodies, which aim to ensure that the construction complies with the established standards. Additionally, on some occasions the owner himself requires certain tests to be carried out to ensure that the boat meets the conditions established in the contract.
phase 1

It is a relatively short stage in terms of time, but one that involves a grear organizational effort and financial cost.
Any problem that may arise during these tests may lead to a delay in the delivery of the boaut, with all that this entails.
At the end of the construction, it must pass a series of test established by the Regulatory Bodies, which aim to ensure that the construction complies with the established standards. Additionally, on some occasions the owner himself requires certain tests to be carried out to ensure that the boat meets the conditions established in the contract.
phase 2

Carrying out sea trials and analyzing the results obtained are generally moments of stress, given the great impact that a negative result can have.
Once the test results have been analyzed, if they are negative, you have to indentify the problem and look for possible solutions.
These solutions can involve making modifications to the ship, with all the associated costs of this process (return to the shipyard, redesign of certain parts, modifications, repeat tests...)
To this should be added the possible dissatisfaction on the part of the customer who will have to wait longer to have the boat.

Carrying out sea trials and analyzing the results obtained are generally moments of stress, given the great impact that a negative result can have.
Once the test results have been analyzed, if they are negative, you have to indentify the problem and look for possible solutions.
These solutions can involve making modifications to the ship, with all the associated costs of this process (return to the shipyard, redesign of certain parts, modifications, repeat tests...)
To this should be added the possible dissatisfaction on the part of the customer who will have to wait longer to have the boat.
Fortunately, there are other ways to approach these types of projects. It is about generating a digital model, simulating the behavior of the boat and the maneuvers that are carried out during sea trials before carrying them out.
The ideal is to carry out this process in the design phase, since in addition to complying with the standard and the requirements of the shipowner, we can design a better product.
Some of the simulations that we can do are resistance to advance, behavior at sea, maneuvers, etc.
In addition, this allows us to optimize the shapes of the hull, not only in order to meet requirements, but also to reduce consumption or improve behavior at sea.
If we consider the overall costs of the project, making a greater investment in the previous phases of the project means a lower cost than that arising if you detect a problem at a more advanced stage of the project. As we mentioned at the beginning of this blog, this methodology, known mainly as Upfront Engineering, is applicable to any sector.
In a future blog we will explain in more detail the advantages of its application.

Related Articles