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Functional design and optimisation of ship hull forms (FANTASTIC)

Objective

To meet the competition from new shipbuilding nations more efficient ships have to be produced in a shorter time. Today's ship design processes still follow a "trial and error" methodology unsuitable to cope with this market's growing demand. Considering this a critical limitation to shipyards' competitiveness, major players of the European shipbuilding community contribute their expertise so as to significantly improve their design approach. Focusing on geometric modelling and hydrodynamic analysis as the two decisive components, a new "functional design" process will be introduced which allows the efficient generation, systematic variation, effective flow analysis and rational evaluation of ship hull forms. Aiming at hull form optimisation at both the early and the refined design stage, innovative parametric modelling techniques will be developed, established numerical simulation methods will be enhanced and existing optimisation procedures will be supplied. An open and modular system integrating all necessary tools will be implemented and applied at model basins and shipyards.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FINCANTIERI - CANTIERI NAVALI ITALIANI SPA
Address
Via Cipro 11
16129 Genova
Italy

Participants (12)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB*
Sweden
Address
1,Hörsalsvägen 1
412 96 Göteborg
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
FOUNDATION FOR TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
Forskningsveien 1
0314 Oslo
HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH
Germany
Address
164,Bramfelder Strasse 164
22305 Hamburg
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING
Spain
Address
S/n,gran Capitan S/n, Campus Norte Upc, Edificio C1
08034 Barcelona
MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6700 AA Wageningen
NAPA OY
Finland
Address
Munkkissaarenkatu 2
00151 Helsinki
SIREHNA - SOCIÉTÉ D'INGÉNIÉRIE, DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EN HYDRODYNAMIQUE NAVALE SA
France
Address
Rue De La Noe 1, Immeuble Atlanpole
44321 Nantes
SSPA MARITIME CONSULTING AB
Sweden
Address
Chalmers Tvsrgata 10
400 22 Goeteborg
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
17-19,Salzufer 17-19
10587 Berlin
THE ITALIAN SHIP RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via Ippolito D'aste 5
16126 Genova