ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) joined forces and completed a Joint Development Project (JDP) so as to develop multi-physics simulations capable of analyzing the carbon-footprint of vessels in the design stage.
Namely, the simulations goal for an in-depth evaluation of the impact of a range of energy saving options, while provide a detailed preview of a vessel’s performance before key investment decisions are made.
The modeling and simulation techniques that ABS and HHI are pioneering allow owners, designers and shipyards unprecedented insight into the impact of multiple decarbonization strategies on a vessel’s performance at the earliest possible stage. This approach unlocks benefits in operational efficiency, safety and investment decision making.
….said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology.
Through their collaboration, both sides will develop more options to review alternative technologies at early design stage.
What is more, the simulations will connect to a broad range of inputs from many model types such as computational fluid dynamics models, wave resistance models, and data-validated engine performance models.
Developing a detailed understanding of the impact of your chosen decarbonization pathway on a vessel during the concept design phase is a major step forward in helping owners navigate the complexity of building a fleet capable of meeting IMO sustainability objectives.
…Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Director, Global Sustainability, noted.
Concluding, the multi-physics model unlocks the ability to evaluate the performance impact from the design options and the operational measures. Examples of technologies that can be evaluated in the modeling process include air lubrication systems, energy-saving devices, voyage speed profiles, and engine fuel options.