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Pre- & Post-processor - Hydrodynamic Analysis Solver

The pre- and post-processor uses an application programming interface (API) already prepared for a hydrodynamic analysis solver. The pre-processor is used to create and prepare input to the hydrodynamic solver, such as model geometry, loads, and analysis parameters. The post-processor is used to retrieve results from the hydrodynamic solver, such as display and review the results.

The pre-processor serves a model from project source data, such that a data interface is realized between the analysis solver software and model source data. The pre-processor provides the ability to control creation of the input model which also demand the ability to modify the model to ensure that the final model will produce the results as intended. In setting up a model for analysis, automation or knowledge capture is used for repetitive sets of work that would be laborious to complete.

Important for a fast analysis turnaround is the ability of the postprocessor to process the data and support the user in getting the necessary information to understand the model’s hydrodynamic behaviour. The post-processor allows full control of results selection and a set of tools to manage and display results. This also includes easy comprehension of data supported by tools that provides the ability to easily view appropriate results quantities on all model objects. The usability of the interface is supported by commonly used interface types that are well integrated in the windows environment where one important feature is the interaction and data transfer with third party software products such as Word and Excel. Customization is supported by the ability to tailor the user interface to user needs and allow commonly used tools and functions to be reached easily while de-emphasizing seldom used features. These challenges are managed by built-in toolkits and customization capabilities of the programming interface (API) and macro programming capabilities.

The pre- and postprocessor is an important contribution on technically challenging projects. It supports the export of the analysis solver input files and the import of solver results files and is able to automate time-consuming tasks.

Floatability / Risk Assessment According to IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1380

This project is considering the impact of open watertight doors on the vessel operation and survivability when determining whether a watertight door may remain open during navigation under SOLAS regulation II-1/22 (paragraph 4) (previous SOLAS regulation II-1/15, paragraph 9.3).

The floatability assessment is for the purpose of determining the impact of open watertight doors on ship survivability under SOLAS regulation II-1/22.4 (previous SOLAS regulation II-1/15.9.3). The project scope is to cover relevant requirements in the IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1380 “Guidance for watertight doors on passenger ships which may be opened during navigation”.

The project also cover intact and damage stability information booklets and updates to damage control and watertight integrity plans. Calculations are carried out using the software program “AutoHydro-Pro” version 6.5.0.  Read more

Wave Energy Converter and Energy Capture Performance

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