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Design of improved and competitive products using an integrated decision support system for ship production and operation

Objective

The main objective of the IMPROVE project is to develop three new ship generations in an integrated multiple criteria decision making environment by using the advanced design synthesis and analysis techniques at the earliest stage of the design process, which innovatively considers structure, production, operational aspects, performance, and safety criteria on a concurrent basis. The product types focused on this project are new generations of LNG gas carriers and chemical tankers, and an innovative concept of a large Ro-Pax vessel. The specific objectives of the project are to: a) develop improved generic ship designs based upon multiple criteria mathematical models, b) improve and apply rational models for estimation of the design characteristics (capacity, production costs, maintenance costs, availability, safety, reliability and robustness of ship structure) in the early design phase, c) use and reformulate basic models of multiple criteria ship design, and include them into an integrated decision support system for ship production and operation. The objectives will be achieved by identification of new product concepts and stakeholders' requirements, establishing problem and model definition for design synthesis and analysis (WP2), identification of structural load and response calculation modules (WP3), assessment of production and operational aspects (WP4), integration of identified models from above-mentioned WPs (WP5), application of integrated IMPROVE platform for the design of three new product generations (WP 6-8), and exploitation and dissemination activities of the project results, and coordination of them within (WP9). This STREP project addresses the scientific, technological and wider societal and policy objectives of the Sustainable Surface Transport thematic priority, and in particular focuses on new ship generations through good product and production design (Research Domain 2.2). The project consortium consists of 18 complementary

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TRANSPORT-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE
Address
Place Du 20 Août,7
Liege
Belgium

Participants (16)

STX FRANCE S.A
France
Address
Avenue Bourdelle
90180 Saint Nazaire
ULJANIK BRODOGRADILISTE, D.D.(ULJANIK SHIPYARD)
Croatia
Address
Flaciusova 1
114 Pula
STOCZNIA SZCZECINSKA NOWA SP. Z O.O.
Poland
Address
Hutnicza 1
Szczecin
ATLANTICA SPA DI NAVIGAZIONE
Italy
Address
Via M. Campodisola, 13
Napoli
EXMAR MARINE NV
Belgium
Address
De Gerlachekaai 20
Antwerpen
TANKERSKA PLOVIDBA BRODARSKO DIONICKO DRUSTVO
Croatia
Address
Bozidara Petranovica 4
207 Zadar
BUREAU VERITAS
France
Address
17 Bis Place Des Reflets
Paris La Défense
DESIGN NAVAL & TRANSPORT
Belgium
Address
Chemin Des Chevreuils, 5
Liège
SHIP DESIGN GROUP
Romania
Address
Dogariei Str., No. 51
Galati
MEC INSENERILAHENDUSED OÜ
Estonia
Address
Mäealuse 4B
Tallinn
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
PL 1000 Espoo
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE (UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB)
Croatia
Address
Ivana Lucica 5
Zagreb
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
16 Richmond Street
Glasgow
CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES E. V.
Germany
Address
Bramfelder Strasse 164
Hamburg
BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
Address
Contrescarpe 33
Bremen
WEGEMT A EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES IN MARINE TECHNOLOGY AND RELATED SCIENCES
United Kingdom
Address
Upper Belgrave Street, 10
London