Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division will share modeling and simulation practices used in the design and construction of aircraft carriers and submarines during the MODSIM World Conference this week. The shipyard is among more than 25 organizations sharing best practices at the conference being held Tuesday through Thursday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.
Newport News representatives will discuss how simulation and visualization are used in manufacturing and planning for ship inspections and overhauls. Shipbuilders will also participate in hands-on modeling and simulation demonstrations with area high school students that range from augmented reality to gaming.
"Modeling and simulation is widely recognized as a discipline that allows designing, testing, improving and training virtually, realizing savings in both cost and time to implementation, as well as providing risk reduction," said Irin Hall, a technical product manager at Newport News Shipbuilding and this year's MODSIM conference chairperson. "Our conference theme this year, 'Find the opportunity in change. Innovate, simulate ... evolve!' encapsulates the spirit of taking advantage of unique opportunities to use modeling and simulation to solve today's toughest challenges."