Common Structural Rules Software LLC (CSRS), a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has launched updates with new functionality added to both the Prescriptive Analysis (PA) and FE Analysis (FEA) applications.
CSR PA now enables users to directly import the NAPA cross sectional structural data. Using this feature, users can create new ship models using an existing NAPA model.
PA also contains features to model multiple small openings within transverse primary supporting members. The transverse assessment will also consider these openings while carrying out various calculations.
FEA software can now conduct local model analysis. This feature enables for a fine mesh model to be built outside of the global model so that multiple engineers may work on a design simultaneously.
The software provides users with an easy way to evaluate designs. It has been checked by IACS and both software products: CSR Prescriptive Analysis and CSR Finite Element (FE) Analysis, showed very high accuracy.
Improvements to this software facilitate compliance to IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR), providing users with a way to evaluate designs.