ABS Appoints Chief Scientist for CFD

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Dr. Richard Korpus

ABS, a provider of maritime and offshore classification services, appointed Dr. Richard Korpus as Chief Scientist, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). In the Chief Scientist role, Korpus will support the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the organization through his focus on developing and applying CFD technology.

"We see technology as the road forward," said ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. "It is a fundamental part of our business strategy, and Richard will be integral to keeping ABS in a technology leadership position."

The creation of this Chief Scientist position is the most recent step in the continuing process of technology investment at ABS.

"The focus on technology is critical in today's rapidly changing operating environment," said ABS CTO Todd Grove. "While ABS has had CFD capabilities for many years, advancements in solvers and computing power coupled with analysis demands ranging from eco-hull forms to deepwater risers and offshore wind have brought this technology to the fore. Having a Chief Scientist for CFD allows ABS to bring these advances to bear to develop solutions to meet industry demands."

In his new role, Korpus is the corporate technical authority on CFD applications for marine and offshore. He will oversee CFD policy, procedures, long-range planning, tools, capabilities and services and will play a vital role in making sure ABS continues to provide technology capabilities to support industry needs."

Earlier this year ABS' Operational and Environmental Performance team (OEP) began offering industry services in support of asset optimization. Assessing the energy efficiency of new designs and optimizing retrofits to existing vessels are focal points of OEP's services. CFD represents an essential tool in providing these services. Korpus is teaming with OEP's CFD specialists to further develop highly efficient CFD modeling and optimization procedures utilizing both industry standard and proprietary codes.

Korpus holds multiple engineering degrees from the University of Michigan, including a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering and a BS, MS and PhD in Naval Architecture. He has taught both subjects at the university level. Korpus' theoretical training includes a broad background in applied and numerical mathematics, development of finite volume, difference, and element methods, optimization and variational methods, and boundary integral techniques.

Korpus comes to ABS from Advanced Fluid Technologies, where he was the Principal Scientist since its founding in 2000. Prior to AFT, his positions included 12 years as a Senior Scientist with Science Applications International Corporation. For more than 25 years Korpus has applied and developed these methods to enable practical marine design and optimization problems and now brings this experience to ABS, where he will focus on such issues as hull form assessments, load predictions and propeller performance as well as applications in the offshore industry, particularly deepwater applications.

Korpus, based in ABS world headquarters in Houston, is recognized for his strong technical capabilities, outstanding breadth and depth of experience and for his contributions in the field of CFD. He will play an important role in helping ABS maintain its position as an innovative technology leader.

"CFD has the potential to change how the most challenging problems will be solved in the future," Korpus said. "This organization has a reputation as an industry leader, and I am looking forward to helping ABS position itself to bring advanced CFD technology into the very heart of its marine assessment and classification business areas."

eagle.org
 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

NAVCENT Commander Recognizes Journey of Hope Sailors

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Adm. John. W. Miller, recognized the accomplishments of three special-needs sailors from the Kuwaiti ship,

NYK Holds 8th Environmental Management Conference

NYK welcomed about 60 environmental supervisors from 47 NYK Group companies to the group’s annual Environmental Management Conference in Tokyo. NYK holds this

W&O, LESER Partner to Deliver Safety Relief Valves

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has partnered with

Technology

World’s First LNG-Ready Ultra Large Container Ship Named

The race is on in global maritime circles to be the “world’s first” in every aspect of environmental friendliness, particularly in regards to the incorporation of LNG as fuel onboard commercial ships.

Wärtsilä Integrated Solutions for Maersk's AHTS Vessels

A new series of six Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels to be built at the Kleven Verft AS in Norway for the Danish based Maersk Supply Service A/S - part of the A.

ClassNK Approves Niigata Dual-fuel Engine Design

Classification society ClassNK has granted approval to the design of the new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine developed by Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd. The new engine

News

USCG Suspend Search for Crabber Near Anacortes, Wash.

The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a crabber reported overdue near Anacortes, Wednesday. Dean Harvey, 48, of Bremerton, remains missing. Search

Third Strike, Mansour Is Out

The M/V "MANSOUR M" with IMO number 7600586 has been banned for the 3rd time after subsequent detentions after the second refusal of access order in the Paris MoU region.

MHI Completes Development of "Sayaringo STaGE"

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of the "Sayaringo STaGE," a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural gas) carrier. The Sayaringo

Marine Science

Wärtsilä Integrated Solutions for Maersk's AHTS Vessels

A new series of six Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels to be built at the Kleven Verft AS in Norway for the Danish based Maersk Supply Service A/S - part of the A.

Woodside to Pick up Moroccan Acreage

Woodside advises that it has entered into a contract for an exclusive Reconnaissance Licence (RL) with the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines, the

Strategy Can Maximize UKCS potential

Companies operating in the North Sea require a cultural shift to make the most of the its potential, according to a new report from Deloitte, the business advisory firm.

Classification Societies

ClassNK Approves Niigata Dual-fuel Engine Design

Classification society ClassNK has granted approval to the design of the new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine developed by Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd. The new engine

DNV GL Examines Container and Bulk Shipping Trends

DNV GL’s latest Container Ship Forum and Bulk Carrier Forum looked at a broad spectrum of topics including environmental regulations, trends in ship design as well as the new DNV GL rule set.

Preparing for Low Sulphur Operation

Stricter limitations on sulphur emissions (SOx) will pose many challenges to ships operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). If not handled with care, switching

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1623 sec (6 req/sec)