Bureau Veritas chooses Dassault Systèmes for ship design processes

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 09 September 2016
Bureau Veritas chooses Dassault Systèmes for ship design processes

International ship classification society Bureau Veritas has chosen Dassault Systèmes’ ‘Designed for Sea’ industry solution experience to help customers comply with new regulations and optimise their ship designs.

Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, ‘Designed for Sea’ combines powerful virtual design, modelling and collaboration applications that enable Bureau Veritas to quickly create a 3D structural model of a complex ship hull prior to its construction. This model can then be used to evaluate and precisely calculate a hull’s optimal structure in a shorter amount of time, so it can serve as a master geometric reference for other shipbuilding certification processes.

Real-time 3D simulation and analysis applications also let Bureau Veritas experiment with alternative design scenarios in the early design phase to reduce costly, time-consuming rework later on in the process.

“Following a rigorous selection process in which we assessed all market solutions covering marine design aspects, we chose ‘Designed for Sea’ because of its high level of marine structure design productivity, high quality and automation of structural mesh,” said Jean-François Segrétain, marine technical director at Bureau Veritas. “The efficiency and capacity for customisation and openness on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform exceed our expectations for performance and precision. We can now create complex hull structures and reduce this design cycle time from five to two weeks. This helps us quickly calculate the formulae and criteria needed to reassure future ship owners that their vessel will be compliant and present a high level of solidity in extreme weather conditions.”

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