QinetiQ Updates Ship Design Software

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

QinetiQ Maritime’s Paramarine software, a ship and submersible design tool, has released its latest version of software including a number of new capabilities.

The new functionality in Paramarine V8, developed by QinetiQ GRC, is intended to further meet the needs of commercial ship designers and builders, whilst reinforcing its capabilities in the naval market.

A major addition in the latest version of Paramarine is the introduction of probabilistic damage modeling and assessment, a requirement for all passenger and cargo vessels. Coupled with its innate parametric functionality and a flexible reporting system, Paramarine aims to deliver a comprehensive set of visually interactive and intuitive analysis tools allowing the user to rapidly examine the results and focus efforts for improving the design, ultimately saving both time and money.

The new version also comes with enhancements to its Emergency Response functionality providing a number of assessment tools for free-floating or grounded vessels. The functionality allows the user to understand the current situation and predict the future developments of the incident as time elapses, enabling investigation of the effects of tide cycle, pumping and flooding of tanks and spaces, and the movement of solid weights.

The latest version (V8) delivers:

               SOLAS 2009 probabilistic damage assessment 
               enhanced and improved reporting, generating faster reports and providing a greater degree of report customization
               improved ship structure definition allowing greater detail and speed in analysis
               upgraded emergency response capabilities, enabling Paramarine to carry out multipoint, sandbank or shelf grounding assessments and modeling
               enhanced stability assessment for new, refitted or substantially modified ships

Paramarine has over 500 worldwide users and thousands of vessels have been modeled and analyzed using the software. It is the only leading integrated design and analysis software product capable of dealing with the complexities of both surface and underwater vessel design. Paramarine is used by some of the world’s leading shipbuilders and designers, governments and academic institutions including Babcock , BMT, BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman, DCNS, MIT and UCL.

“Over the last 24 months we have seen a very rapid growth across the world in the number organizations using the extensive functionality offered by Paramarine. We are committed to continually enhancing and improving the software’s capabilities as demonstrated by this announcement and the addition of some new powerful capabilities in V8,” said Vittorio Vagliani, Managing Director, QinetiQ GRC.

Since Paramarine’s last major software release in 2011 the number of global users of Paramarine has increased by over 60%.  Sourced from both the commercial and defense markets, new customers  include, amongst others,  Rolls Royce, the Brazilian Navy, Larsen & Toubro (India), RMK Marine (Turkey), Öswag ( Austria)  and a number of design and manufacturing companies involved in the development of support vessels for the rapidly growing renewables industry.

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

New Products

Eliminating Cat Fines to Marine Diesel Engines

One can assume that P&I Clubs and shipowners would be very interested in preventing catastrophic Cat Fines damage to diesel engines. Cat Fines have been damaging

Rosneft Produced 1st Lot of Fischer Tropsch Synthesis Catalysts

Rosneft has proved its leadership in national GTL (gas-to-liquid) technologies development. First pilot batches of Fischer Tropsch synthesis catalysts have been

Wärtsilä to Divest its Shares in Two-stroke JV

Wärtsilä to divest its shares in QMD two-stroke joint venture Wärtsilä announced that it will divest its shares in the Qingdao Qiyao Wärtsilä MHI Linshan Marine Diesel Co.

Shipbuilding

HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'

A special version of HydroComp's intensive Propeller Workshops will be brought to Tampa before the start of IBEX 2014.   The Mini-Workshop is a special version

Danos Adds Environmental Services

Danos recently added an Environmental Services Division to the company’s collection of oilfield related services, which includes production workforce, construction,

Star Bulk Takes Delivery of First Capesize from JMU

Athens, Greece-headquartered Star Bulk Carriers says it has taken delivery of 'M/V Peloreus' a 182,000 dwt Capesize built by Japan Marine United (“JMU”) and the

Naval Architecture

HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'

A special version of HydroComp's intensive Propeller Workshops will be brought to Tampa before the start of IBEX 2014.   The Mini-Workshop is a special version

New Crewboat Design for Offshore O&G Market

Upgraded crewboat design employs carbon-reinforced composite materials and is lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient than alternatives. Marine Oil Transportation

GE, LR Study Gas Turbines for Commercial Ships

GE Marine and Lloyd’s Register Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Collaborate on Applying Gas Turbines to Power Commercial Ships GE Marine and Lloyd’s Register

Software Solutions

HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'

A special version of HydroComp's intensive Propeller Workshops will be brought to Tampa before the start of IBEX 2014.   The Mini-Workshop is a special version

PayCargo Re-introduces its Logistics Credit Program

Provider of electronic invoicing and settlement solutions for the shipping industry, PayCargo, LLC, says it has brought back its highly successful PayCargo Credit Program.

AVEVA, ETAP to Deliver Industry First for Electrical Engineers

AVEVA and ETAP’s collaboration provides the first single round-tripping environment for complete data validation including 3D visualization AVEVA and ETAP have

 
 
Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
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: 0.2141 sec (5 req/sec)