The research activities within the Ship Design and Operations lab (ShipLab) focus on the design and behaviour of the ship in an offshore maritime operation environment. The ship is modelled in a virtual environment and the idea is to be able to simulate ship performance (motions, systems, propulsion) in real time. Design activities with fast-track tool, data driven design, 3D all over the process, PLM and modularisation are also considered. Activities have strong connection with the industry, via the Blue Maritime Cluster partners
Ship Motion Web App
Graphical representation of estimated motion responses for ships. Heave, pitch, vertical motion and vertical acceleration responses are calculated as function of length, breadth,draught, block coefficient, waterline breadth and operational profile. They can be changed by clicking and dragging the sliders.
Data-Driven Documents applied to Conceptual Ship Design
This work focuses on data-driven documents (D3) examples applied to the conceptual ship design process, especially in how to effectively and quickly filter and present complex input, multilevel and multiclient interactions, associating into design knowledge.
Simple Modularization Process applied to Ship Design
The objective of this work is to present a simplified modularization process appllied to Ship Design. In short, given a module library, we are able to combine all the modules within and generate a fair amount of different, but viable designs.
Lifecycle Model for LNG fueled Ships Operating in the Arctic via Epoch-Era Analysis
In the EEA methodology future scenarios are represented by the discretization of the contextual factors into epoch variables , within a range that takes into account the uncertainties and expectations.
SFI classification system
SFI is a widely used classification system for ships, oil platforms and other maritime structures. The SFI system allows its users to divide hierarchically the elements inside a maritime structure for a wide range of purposes related to control of shipping, offshore or shipbuilding operations.
Introduction to Parametric Design
The objective of the parametric design procedure is to establish a consistent parametric description of the vessel in the early stages of design, starting from the basic design principle that a certain description of a vessel should be able to perform efficiently a given mission.