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DNV GL introduces Virtual Trial to simulate hull efficiency

DNV GL has introduced a new ‘Virtual Trial’ application, using simulated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) data to analyse, compare and benchmark the fuel efficiency of different hull designs before they are constructed. The results are made available within one week, DNV GL says, via a web-based report where users can see the CFD results and...

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Hull Monitor added to Bluetracker

Navis has added a new Hull Monitor module to its fleet performance management software Bluetracker, to be used to track degradation in hull performance resulting from self-polishing, fouling or damage. The software uses speed loss calculations and visualisations to monitor changes, taking into account corrections required by other influencing factors such as weather, in accordance...

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ClassNK container carrier design software updated

ClassNK has released the latest version of PrimeShip-HULL for Container Carriers, its structural design support software for container ships. The application consists of prescriptive calculation software and direct strength assessment functionality. The prescriptive calculation software enables designers to perform assessments for structural strength requirements such as yield strength and fatigue strength assessments, as specified in...

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NYK and DNV GL release first vessel data project findings

NYK and DNV GL have presented the first results of an ongoing maritime data centre pilot project involving the companies, which collects operational data from NYK vessels on DNV GL’s recently launched Veracity data platform to monitor vessel performance and support condition-based maintenance. The collaboration between NYK and DNV GL, supported by engine manufacturer MAN...