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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Simulation News

Coast Guard, Air Force Partner on R&D

Capt. Greg Rothrock, Coast Guard Research and Development Center commanding officer, and Maj. Gen. William Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, shake hands after they signed a memorandum of understand between their two organizations. The agreement allows USCG RDC and AFRL to work together on tasks of mutual benefit. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force will partner on research and development in several key areas such 3-D printing, Arctic operations, modeling and simulation, cyber research, and satellite technology.Commanding officers from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that allows greater opportunity for RDC and AFRL to work together on projects of mutual benefit.Capt. Greg Rothrock, commanding officer of the RDC, and Maj. Gen.

BMW Car Engine to Become a Marine Outboard

(Photo: Cimco Marine)

BMW’s twin turbo, three-liter diesel engine may soon be taking to the water.A pilot study looking for ways to convert the popular car engine for marine use is being carried out by product development specialist Semcon in cooperation with engine manufacturer Cimco Marine.Together, the firms seek to modify and adapt BMW’s three-liter turbo diesel engine for professional marine use, producing the world’s first three-liter diesel outboard engine with an output in excess of 200 horsepower.As part of the project’s next phase…

Algoryx Simulation, Kongsberg Maritime Ink R&D Deal

AgX Dynamics can solve millions of physics equation in real time.

Kongsberg Maritime and Algoryx Simulation have entered a five year agreement, which supports Kongsberg Maritime’s continuing development of fidelity and realism in its K-Sim range of maritime simulator systems. Simulators are today essential and integral in training, planning, prototyping and decision making for anchor handling, navigation, dynamic positioning, crane handling and many other complex processes in the maritime domain. Kongsberg Maritime simulators are built on 40 years of simulation experience.

DALO Secures Future with Maritime Simulation

Kongsberg ship's bridge simulator at a DALO training center in Denmark.(Photo: Kongsberg)

The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) and KONGSBERG have renewed their maritime simulation cooperation with the March 2016 signing of a new framework agreement, including a 10-year ‘Long Term System Support Program’ (LTSSP) extension. The contract secures DALO’s access to the latest simulation technology for the next decade and includes migration of the existing KONGSBERG simulators delivered in 2012, to the sophisticated new K-Sim Navigation simulator platform.

Transas to Supply TechSim Solutions to SUNY Maritime

SUNY Maritime College

The Navsim Services and Transas Americas Team, have been awarded contracts for supply of a combination of full mission, classroom and cloud based Transas Technical simulation (TechSim) solutions for the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. The full mission and classroom systems are being procured to meet forthcoming new United States Coast Guard (USCG) National Maritime Center (NMC) training requirements, and include multiple models from the Transas library with the latest functional capabilities of the Transas TechSim platform.

‘Simulation and Training without Boundaries’

Photo: Transas

More than 200 experts from all around the world are expected to attend the global Simulation User Conference (SimUC 2016) “Simulation and Training without boundaries”, which will be hosted by Transas in Singapore on January 28, 2016. Transas SimUC is an international event that gathers Transas simulators users and Transas partners to exchange experience and ideas about maritime simulation and training. The Simulation and Training without boundaries theme will embrace trending subjects such as e-Navigation and cloud simulation…

#BTC100 History

Photo Courtesy of Bouchard Transportation Co.

In 2013, Bouchard Transportation Co., experienced two important company milestones: BTC President/CEO Morton S. Bouchard III is inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame, and the company announces their donation to fund the Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Tug and Barge Simulation Center at SUNY Maritime College, which officially opens one year later, in 2014. The July 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News will feature a special “Bouchard Transportation Co. Celebrates 100 Years” magazine. For more information contact: Greg Trauthwein, trauthwein@marinelink.com, t.

Netherland Hosts International Simulation-based Training Conference

(Photo: Tom Mulligan)

Almost 200 delegates from across the world are gathered at the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus in Den Haag, The Netherlands this week to hear about the latest developments in maritime training based on state-of-the-art simulation technology. Kongsberg Group, the Norway-headquartered international knowledge-based  company serving businesses in the maritime, defense, remote weapons and digitalization sectors, is hosting the three-day Kongsberg UC2017 International Maritime Simulation User Conference designed to bring attendees up to date on recent and planned developments in digitalization…

Free Webinar: Engineering Simulation

As engineering simulation tools and technology continue to advance, the application of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) in the marine industry has become an indispensable supplement to traditional experimental methods. This is especially true for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) which, among other things, allows engineers to use computer simulation as a “virtual towing tank.” This method provides performance data for various designs, and it is more efficient in both cost and schedule than traditional testing. This event will explore the benefits of CFD simulations for realistically complex designs to compute free-surface hydrodynamics including wave breaking and cavitation while simultaneously accounting for the motion of the maritime vehicles and structures.

Panama Canal Int’l Conference

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Center for Maritime Training, Research and Development will host the 2009 International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability (MARSIM) August 17-20. For the first time, MARSIM will be held in Panama City, Panama, where maritime industry leaders, academics and researchers will come together from across the globe to share the latest developments in marine simulation, safety and ship maneuverability, and discuss the progress and anticipated benefits of the Panama Canal Expansion Program. “The ACP uses simulation technology to enhance the safety of vessel navigation through the Canal and streamline transits for our customers,” said ACP Captain Rogelio Altafulla.

Registration Opens for Transas Simulation User Conference

Registration has now opened for the Transas Simulation User Conference 2013, scheduled to be held in Maryland on July 15 - 19, 2013. The conference is jointly hosted by the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) and Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS). Focusing on the theme "Future Trends and New challenges in Maritime Simulation," the international maritime electronics and simulation leader is inviting key opinion leaders to elaborate on upcoming developments and challenges. The Transas SimUC traditionally provides an excellent opportunity for our customers and partners to exchange their experience and communicate directly with members of the Transas simulation development team.

Name Change for Crane Simulator Developer

Kongsberg Maritime has officially renamed GlobalSim Inc., its wholly owned onshore and offshore crane simulator subsidiary, to Kongsberg GlobalSim Inc. The name change is part of GlobalSim’s ongoing incorporation into Kongsberg Maritime’s corporate structure, and represents a deeper connection between the company and the Kongsberg brand. Acquired by Kongsberg Maritime in 2008, Kongsberg GlobalSim, Inc. is a company in the development of advanced simulation training systems. Based in Salt Lake City…

SUNY Maritime Opens Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center

The Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc. and the State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime) today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center. The Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center is a training facility that incorporates Kongsberg’s Polaris Bridge Simulation technology and utilizes an industry-inspired bridge console arrangement, with the latest hydrodynamic ship models and exercise areas.

Transas, XVR Simulation Form Partnership

Photo: Transas

Transas has announced its new strategic cooperation with XVR Simulation to expand their maritime training capabilities and to deploy common complex projects in the safety and security simulation market. Transas and XVR Simulation have just entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was officially signed on the first day of the Transas Simulation User Conference 2016, in Singapore. The two will work close together to extend offers for existing and future customers of both parties.

Resolve to Provide Training for Norwegian Cruise Line

Denise Johnston, Director, Resolve Maritime Academy (left) and Svein Sleipnes, Senior Vice President, Marine Operations at Norwegian Cruise Line (right) at Resolve Maritime Academy’s Simulation Training Center

Resolve Maritime Academy announced  that Norwegian Cruise Line has selected Resolve to be their preferred provider of all simulator-based training courses, along with additional safety courses, which are set to begin in February at Resolve Maritime Academy’s Simulation Training Center in Fort Lauderdale. Resolve offers customized simulation courses and emergency response and safety training programs for all sectors of the maritime industry. “Resolve’s state of the art facility utilizes the same equipment as we have on our ships…

vSHIP - New Ship Simulator For The Offshore Industry

Morehead City, North Carolina, March 28, 2011 - Marine Simulation is pleased to announce the release of their latest product. vSHIP is specifically designed to train and prepare ship-board personnel for the ever growing roles and responsibilities they face in support of the offshore industry. Flexible scalability, unmatched visual realism, and compliance to a wide range of industry standard interfaces are all integral to the simulator's design. Available as a desktop PC based simulator…

Transas Simulation Complex Installed in Shetland

Transas has successfully completed the installation of a new simulation complex at the North Atlantic Fisheries College in Scalloway, Shetland. The new installation replaces the existing Norcontrol simulator. This new advanced complex at the forefront of simulation technology employs the latest NT Pro 4000 software offering a very high training potential. The complex includes a Transas full mission bridge simulator equipped with two ARPA radars / ECDIS / conning and ship controls, 210-degree visualisation and two additional bridges developed to operate as separate vessels and aimed at complex specialised pilotage/tug operations training in conjunction with the main bridge.

Newport News Shares Modeling, Simulation Practices

Newport-News-built aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (Photo courtesy Huntington Ingalls Industries, by Ricky Thompson)

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.

New LMS 3D Simulation Offers Real-world Tech

LMS, recently acquired by Siemens and now a business segment within Siemens PLM Software, announced the latest release of its LMS 3D solutions for real world simulation, LMS Virtual. Lab Rev 12 and SAMCEF Rev 15. Both software releases use innovative technology to simulate real-world behavior for faster, more realistic and easier product design. Every LMS 3D simulation solution can be tailored to precise industry and application requirements in areas such as acoustics and vibration, mechanisms, automotive and aerospace simulation process integration, structural analysis and wind turbine development. The latest releases of the two core LMS 3D simulation software suites, LMS Virtual.Lab and SAMCEF including CAESAM, address several of the industries’ most pressing engineering challenges.

Transas Academy Launched

Ralf Lehnert, VP for the Transas Academy (Photo: Transas)

Transas has launched its newly established Transas Academy, part of the company's THESIS, the Transas Harmonized Eco System of Integrated Solutions, during the Simulation User Conference (SimUC) which took place in Singapore on January 26-28. According to Transas, the main purpose of the Transas Academy is to connect maritime stakeholders and provide them with integrated solutions and high quality content, helping them to bridge the gap between STCW and the required competency level. It facilitates all aspects of simulation and training by bringing technology, expertise and content together.

NSWC Dahlgren Leads Team To New Milestones

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren's Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) in Dam Neck, Va. and USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) achieved several significant new milestones in computer simulation support of live exercises during the recent Exercise Foal Eagle. training support to shore-based air and missile defense units in the Korean peninsula. ability to train in other warfare areas during the exercise. Defense Exercise Network (CAMDEN) -- designed to present user systems with a realistic depiction of the aircraft and missiles expected in an area of conflict. developing tactical situation. In the case of joint exercises such as Foal Eagle, units must also learn to operate with units from other services, thereby enhancing interoperability among the services.

DNV GL Software Boosts Simulation Driven Design

As a result of the merger between DNV and Germanischer Lloyd, DNV GL is now strengthening its design and engineering software by expanding its Sesam portfolio with the product Sesam CAESES. Sesam CAESES supports upfront design optimization in the maritime, offshore and mechanical industries. With Sesam CAESES (Computer Aided Engineering System Empowering Simulation) users can improve hydro- or aerodynamic performance of designs, for example to achieve lower resistance and reduce pressure drop. This leads to higher energy efficiency of ship hulls, propellers, engines and turbo-machinery, improving environmental and business performance. Sesam CAESES was previously marketed as FRIENDSHIP-Framework, part of Germanischer Lloyd’s software portfolio.

Kongsberg Launches New Simulation Software

Kongsberg Maritime launched of Polaris 4.4.0, the latest version of its Polaris bridge simulation architecture. simulation systems or multi-channel full mission simulators based on real-life bridge consoles and layouts. "As one of the major players in maritime training, Kongsberg Maritime is constantly upgrading its simulation equipment and software in order to provide colleges and students with the most realistic experience that technology will allow," states Per Branstad, VP Simulation, Kongsberg Maritime.

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