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

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

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE

Address

Place Du 20 AoÛT,7
Liege

Belgium

Administrative Contact

Philippe RIGO (Prof.)

Participants (16)

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STX FRANCE S.A

France

ULJANIK BRODOGRADILISTE, D.D.(ULJANIK SHIPYARD)

Croatia

STOCZNIA SZCZECINSKA NOWA SP. Z O.O.

Poland

ATLANTICA SPA DI NAVIGAZIONE

Italy

EXMAR MARINE NV

Belgium

TANKERSKA PLOVIDBA BRODARSKO DIONICKO DRUSTVO

Croatia

BUREAU VERITAS

France

DESIGN NAVAL & TRANSPORT

Belgium

SHIP DESIGN GROUP

Romania

MEC INSENERILAHENDUSED OÜ

Estonia

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE (UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB)

Croatia

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

CENTER OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES E. V.

Germany

BALANCE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

WEGEMT A EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES IN MARINE TECHNOLOGY AND RELATED SCIENCES

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31382

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 352 174

  • EU contribution

    € 2 499 434

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE

Belgium