Shipbuilding

Virtual prototyping solutions that ensure safety and reliability, compliance with requirements, and make the ship design and verification process faster and more efficient.

From recreational craft, to tankers, to ships built for defense and homeland security, modern shipbuilders are creating enormously complex systems that are challenged by one of the world’s most demanding and dangerous environments. Driven by market pressures to control production, reduce operating costs, address environmental concerns, ensure safety, and increase human comfort, manufacturers look to reduce both material costs and design and development costs.

MSC Software provides the shipbuilding industry with virtual prototyping solutions that ensure safety and reliability, compliance with requirements, and make the ship design and verification process faster and more efficient. This not only saves considerable costs by reducing physical testing, but also allows users to gain deeper understanding of the product behavior and improve the designs well before production.

Tailored to the shipbuilding engineering process flow, the program's (Patran's) functionality is saving time - up to 30% - and cost, and increasing quality."
Germanischer Lloyd, Germany
MSC Software is used for many types of shipbuilding simulations:
  • Strength and fatigue assessment
  • Ship shock, collision & grounding analysis
  • Panel buckling
  • Noise and vibration
  • Acoustics and noise propagation
  • Durability and fatigue
  • Crash and safety predictions
  • Underwater shock analysis
  • Composites
  • Structural analysis of components and assemblies
  • Thermal performance
  • Cargo unloading
  • Welding and riveting
  • Wave loading
  • Sloshing and ship dynamics
Marine engineers use MSC Software for:
  • Hull girders
  • Elastomeric components
  • Composite hulls
  • Decking materials
  • Rotary equipment
  • Cargo holds
  • Control systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Propeller induced vibrations
  • Submarines
  • Propellers
  • Masts and rigging