PaxOcean Engineering Zhoushan Co., Ltd. (PaxOcean), was established in 2006, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuok (Singapore) Limited. It provides repair, conversion and new building services to the offshore and marine markets. The company has since received orders to build the world largest semi-submersible accommodation vessel for 750 persons, demonstrating that PaxOcean is growing in stature as one of the world’s leading shipbuilders of offshore platforms and ships.
However, as PaxOcean began to build a growing variety of vessels, a string of research and development (R&D) challenges made it clear that a better approach to performing simulation and analysis was needed. Shipbuilders need to be highly efficient at conducting R&D if they want to be able to deliver an order within the specified time while guaranteeing safety, reliability and quality.
PaxOcean uses Femap to establish a 3D model, perform meshing and material definition and then define the loading and boundary conditions. An accurate definition of the loading and boundary conditions will have a direct impact on the usability of the computational results.
You can read the full case study to find out more about how PaxOcean uses Femap with NX Nastran to increase design safety and reliability while bringing about lower material costs and optimized designs.