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A Thematic Network in Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Marine I ndustry

Objective



This proposal concerns the implementation of a Thematic Network in Marine Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics. Known as MARNET-CFD. The proposals have been prepared jointly by WS Atkins Science & Technology (GB) and SIREHNA (FR) as part of an exploratory phase for such a network aimed at establishing its potential size, structure, activities and overall feasibility. The exploratory phase has established that there is a wide consensus in the European Shipbuilding Industry in favour of establishing such a Thematic Network. Opinions were sought both through a widely disseminated questionnaire and by stimulating discussion with an outline proposal for such a Network. The latter was followed up by direct contact with organizations expressing an interest in joining such a Thematic Network on its Implementation. The result of these activities is a potentially large Thematic Network of over 34 organisations including shipbuilders. Classification Societies, Towing Tanks and Research Institutes, and Universities. The intention is that further growth in the Network will also be pursued. The key issues to be addressed are those of validation, the development of general application guidelines, the stimulation of research through the setting of Grand Challenge Problems' by the Industry, and the wider implementation of CFD throughout the marine industry. To meet this challenge, the Network would organise its activities around 6 technical areas, namely; steady ship flows, unsteady ship flows, propulsors, offshore engineering, marine aerodynamics and ship and offshore safety. Certain of these are already quite mature areas in terms of technical development, whereas others are yet to benefit fully, and are open to technology transfer and the sharing of know-how.

In response to the demands of the Industry, the network will establish a validation database, and a set of grand challenge problems in each of these technical areas. Documented guidelines and standards for the application of CFD in the marine industry will also be developed and disseminated. An Internet Web site for the use of members of the network will be established and maintained, to allow both access to these databases, and as the main means of communication, supplementing a MARNET Quarterly Newsletter. A regular large scale workshop will be established, and numerous other collaborations stimulated in each of the technical groups, which will lead to further research and strong, well thought-out proposal for the Fifth Framework Programme starting in 1998. The MARNET-CFD Thematic Network will provide the European Shipbuilding Industry considerable benefits in terms of the exploitation of concurrent CAD/CFD, and enhance greatly its competitiveness in relation to the other large shipbuilding centres in the USA and the Far East.

Coordinator

W S Atkins Consultants Ltd
Address
Woodcote Grove Ashley Road
KT18 5BW Epsom
United Kingdom

Participants (35)

AESA - Astilleros Espatoles SA
Spain
Address
14-16,Ochandiano
28023 El Plantio - Madrid
ALSTOM - CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE S.A.
France
Address
Avenue Kléber 25
75116 Paris
BUREAU VERITAS S.A.
France
Address
17 Bis,place Des Reflets 17 Bis, Paris La Defense 2
92400 Courbevoie
Danish Maritime Institute
Denmark
Address
99,Hjortekärsvej
2800 Lyngby
Det Norske Veritas A/S
Norway
Address
1,Veritasveien
1322 Hovik
DÉLÉGATION GÉNÉRALE POUR L'ARMEMENT
France
Address
Chaussée Du Vexin
27100 Val De Reuil
Ecole Centrale de Nantes
France
Address
1,Rue De La Noë
44321 Nantes
Empresa Nacional Bazan de Construcciones Navales Militares S.A.
Spain
Address
55,Paseo De La Castellana 55
28046 Madrid
FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Genova 1
34121 Trieste
FLENSBURGER SCHIFFSBAU-GESELLSCHAFT MBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
52,Batteriestraße 52
24939 Flensburg
FLOWTECH INTERNATIONAL AB
Sweden
Address
6,Chalmers Tvargata 6
400 22 Goeteborg
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM DES DEUTSCHEN SCHIFFBAUS
Germany
Address
164,Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG
Germany
Address
Vorsetzen 32
Hamburg
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
Address
Bramfelder Strasse 164
Hamburg
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Prince Consort Road
SW7 2BY London
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES DE LA CONSTRUCTION NAVALE
France
Address
47,Rue De La Noê 1
44321 Nantes
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
1,Av. Rovisco Pais 1
1049 Lisboa
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING
Spain
Address
S/n,gran Capitan S/n, Campus Norte Upc, Edificio C1
08034 Barcelona
Jos. L. Meyer GmbH & Co.
Germany
Address

26855 Papaenburg
MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
2,Haagsteeg 2
6700 AA Wageningen
National Technical University of Athens
Greece
Address

15710 Athens
Numerical Mechanics Applications SA
Belgium
Address
15,Rue Dautzenberg
1050 Bruxelles
Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd
Denmark
Address

5100 Odense C
Registro Italiano Navale
Italy
Address
12,Via Corsica
16128 Genova
SIREHNA - SOCIÉTÉ D'INGÉNIÉRIE, DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EN HYDRODYNAMIQUE NAVALE SA
France
Address
Rue De La Noe 1, Immeuble Atlanpole
44321 Nantes
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Building 101E
2800 Lyngby
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
17-19,Salzufer 17-19
10587 Berlin
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Parks Road
OX1 3PJ Oxford
Technical Research Centre of Finland
Finland
Address
6,Metallimiehenkuja
02150 Espoo
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Address
University Avenue, James Watt (South) Building
G12 8QQ Glasgow
University College London
United Kingdom
Address
Torrington Place
WC1E 7JE London
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Address
Highfield
SO9 5NH Southampton
Universität Hamburg
Germany
Address
Lammersieth 90
22305 Hamburg
Université de Liège
Belgium
Address
6,Quai Banning
4000 Liège Province
Université de Poitiers
France
Address
Route De L'aerodrome
86000 Poitiers