REALISTIC SIMULATION FOR ship structures and loading

Optimize ship structure design while strictly adhering to industry codes

The marine environment is harsh and unforgiving, and ship structures must accommodate this environment in a way that balances safety and cost. Optimized ship structure design will therefore encompass many disciplines—for example, naval architecture, hydrodynamics, material science, and engineering—while strictly adhering to industry codes, such as  the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and end-user specifications, such as the US Navy’s SUBSAFE program requirements. Additionally, ship structures tend to be quite large—providing numerous simulation challenges, including time and memory required for simulation in addition to the specialized nature of ship simulation and loads.

The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite and Multiphysics solutions from SIMULIA provide the Shipbuilding industry with the tools needed to accurately and easily simulate realistic behavior of ship structures and loading.  SIMULIA's Simulation Lifecycle Management strategy makes it possible for a company to manage its simulation data processes and applications to significantly improve its development process.

Solution Capabilities

  • Fast, efficient solvers for every sized model
  • Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian (CEL) modeling capability for multi-domain, fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis with both internal and external fluids
  • Efficient, state-of-the-art capabilities for Underwater Explosive (UNDEX) shock events, including fully parallel implementation of UNDEX in explicit dynamics
  • Substructure capability for handling internal components efficiently
  • Underwater explosion bubble model
  • Flexible, surface-based structural-acoustic coupling interface
  • Native incident wave loading feature
  • Advanced nonreflecting boundary conditions
  • High-order acoustic infinite elements in explicit dynamics
  • Embedded cavitation model using acoustic elements
  • Fast frequency response analysis of coupled systems using AMS and SIM
  • Fully coupled fluid-solid eigenanalysis using Lanczos
  • "Added mass" effect of exterior fluids