Numerical tools for ship design

Pentti Häkkinen (Editor)

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The symposium proceedings include twelve technical papers on hydrodynamics, ship structures and ship machinery. Three papers give a state of the art -presentation to each of these sectors. Other papers describe selected special topics. Three separate introductory papers evaluate the current demands from the industry's points of wiev. Design process of a modern ship involves many complicated tasks. Accurate and reliable results are required. While the demands have continuously grown more stringent, the time available for them is shortened. The ships differ more and more from their precessors. This is particularly true to the high speed multi-hull prototype vessels. The rapidly expanding data processing capacity has been widely utilized in ship design. This potential was has been long exploited in hull geometry, general space arrangement and shipyard production orientated systems. The symposium on Numerical tools for ship design describes the current research areas of VTT and HUT ship laboratories. Remarkable progress is continuously being made in the modelization of physical phenomena. The results are improved ship performance and reliability, safer navigation and seakeeping as well as lower vibration and noise levels.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages222
ISBN (Print)951-38-4544-3
Publication statusPublished - 1995
MoE publication typeC2 Edited books
EventNumerical tools for ship design - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 17 Feb 199517 Feb 1995

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


  • ships
  • shipbuilding
  • naval architecture
  • ship design
  • structural analysis
  • finite element analysis
  • CAD
  • computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • nonconventional propulsion devices
  • navigation simulation
  • hull loads
  • fatigue stress
  • hot spot methods
  • reliability analysis
  • statistical energy analysis


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