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In order to ensure that the capsule can withstand the harsh environment of a tsunami, IDEA engineers are using MSC’s simulation technology. “The use of MSC Nastran and Patran allows us to understand the performance of the capsule and reduce the test program substantially,” said Scott Hill, IDEA Engineering Director of IDEA, Inc. “Also, the analytical simulation results that MSC Nastran and Patran provides, allows us to greatly understand the structure and predict eventualities which may cause issues during a Tsunami event. As a result we can remove these issues during the design phase.”

  • Greater understanding of structural damage due to a variety of large impact events.
  • Less physical testing and prototypes due to accuracy of simulation.
  • Increased safety of vessel.
For more information please watch the Tsunami Survival Capsule Video.