The marine industry is evolving at a faster pace due to the following factors:
Regulatory pressure set around pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions
Continuous pressure coming from operators towards lower OPEX and CAPEX
Technology readiness level of electrical systems is sufficiently high to penetrate the marine segment (batteries, SOFC, inverters/motors…)
Therefore, we at Siemens PLM Software decided to take system simulation to the next level and to align the Simcenter Amesim solution with the growing marine market and customers’ needs for simulation.
This is reflected in the latest Simcenter Amesim release: version 2019.1 now includes a dedicated marine solution containing propeller and ship resistance models.
New Simcenter Amesim library with validated marine-oriented components
For instance, this propeller model allows you to get thrust, torque and efficiency, - either based on CFD results import or based on propeller geometrical data.
In addition, Simcenter Amesim shipbuilding users can take advantage of several ready-to-use model templates in the new marine-oriented demo section.
Two-stroke diesel tanker model template in the demo section
Thanks to these new capabilities supporting the shipbuilding industry, Simcenter Amesim helps you easily perform ship propulsion architecture comparison (including hybrid systems, fuel cell, alternative fuel engine, batteries…) for many different mission profiles.
This commitment toward the marine industry is also reflected in the Simcenter Amesim internal organization with the appointment of a marine product managerOlivier Schmidt and a marine business developer, myself!
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