The Department of Engineering and Architecture (DIA) of the University of Trieste, Fincantieri and Intergraph Italia, part of Hexagon group, have announced the inauguration of an Integrated Ship Design Lab in Italy.
The Laboratory will be used for research activities regarding instruments and methods for integrated ship design, for activities involving third parties (relationship with partner companies and training of specialists), and educational purposes. The laboratory aims to provide marine engineering students of the University of Trieste with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the most innovative technologies for ship design and will provide training for the usage of the associated IT systems.
According to the organisations, the Integrated Ship Design Lab is a new methodology that takes into account all the requirements and constraints from the early stages of the ship design process. The aim is to create a final product that functions well, is technologically adequate, and economically effective.
All fields of naval architecture and marine engineering have been involved in the development of the laboratory and will continue to play a key role. The laboroatory is expected to drive deeper knowledge in these areas with the help of new instruments and the development of new methodologies and procedures to improve the design of ships, while saving time and reducing the costs.
Fincantieri reportedly donated 12 last generation workstations while Intergraph donated the same number of licences for Smart Marine 3D software.