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The Virtual Tank Utility in Europe

The Virtual Tank Utility in Europe

Objective

VIRTUE is an Integrated Project in response to the call on Virtual environment for an integrated fluid dynamic analysis in ship design; Objective 2 Advanced design and production techniques in the Sustainable Surface Transport of the workprogramme Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems. It constitutes an EU-wide initiative of leading marine CFD players to create a "Virtual Basin" by integrating advanced numerical fluid analysis tools to tackle multi-criteria hydrodynamic performance optimisation of ships in a comprehensive and holistic approach, aiming to complement model testing in real basins and hence substantially enhance the provision of current services to the marine industry and to nurture development of innovative design techniques and concepts. This coherent and all-embracing hydrodynamic analysis system will help increase the competitiveness of the EU shipbuilding and shipping industries, promote a truly European co-operation with strong structuring and integration effects, strengthen SMEs through involvement in leading edge developments as a means to gaining and sustaining competitive advantage and leadership and enhance quality and safety in waterborne transportation. VIRTUE's scientific and technological objectives to achieve these ambitious goals include to: - Improve hydrodynamic testing through improved reliability of CFD tools - Enhance existing CFD tools in terms of performance and accuracy and further validation - Formally integrate numerical tools, using proven approaches, into an environment for complete modelling and simulation of ship behaviour at sea- Provide smooth and versatile communication and data exchange link between marine CFD service providers, such as model basins, and the end user - Provide the means - CFD tools, integration platform and optimisation techniques - to cover the whole range of hydrodynamic problems and to faciliate and support multi-disciplinary design...

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Coordinator

HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH

Address

Bramfelder Strasse 164
Hamburg

Germany

Administrative Contact

Jochen MARZI (Dr)

Participants (22)

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MARITIME RESEARCH INSTITUTE NETHERLANDS

Netherlands

SSPA SWEDEN AB

Sweden

PRINCIPIA MARINE

France

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

ATKINS CONSULTANTS LTD

United Kingdom

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG-HARBURG

Germany

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AB

Sweden

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES

France

BASSIN D'ESSAIS DES CARENES'

France

BUREAU VERITAS

France

VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

SIREHNA

France

GERMANISCHER LLOYD AG

Germany

FRIENDSHIP-SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

KONRAD-ZUSE-ZENTRUM FÜR INFORMATIONSTECHNIK BERLIN

Germany

ASOCIACIÓN CENTRO DE TECNOLOGÍAS DE INTERACCIÓN VI

Spain

NAPA OY

Finland

PRINCIPIA RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

France

FLOWTECH INTERNATIONAL AB

Sweden

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER STUDI ED ESPERIENZE DI ARCHITETTURA NAVALE

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 516201

  • Start date

    1 January 2005

  • End date

    31 May 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 140 216

  • EU contribution

    € 10 500 056

Coordinated by:

HAMBURGISCHE SCHIFFBAU-VERSUCHSANSTALT GMBH

Germany