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AVEVA Initial Design 12.

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For contract and structural design with naval architectural calculations and cost estimates

AVEVA Initial Design is an integrated suite of advanced, yet cost-effective and Business Benefits
practical ship-design tools developed for naval architects and design engineers. The • Rapid concept development.
application is best used as the front end of the complete, integrated AVEVA Marine Advanced mathematical
solution, but it can also be used on its own for the conceptual parts of the design. modelling and analysis
techniques including full
Initial Design is a tool for rapid definition and analysis during the contract and the surface topology enable quick
structural design phases of a project. Its close integration with other AVEVA Marine design evaluation.
applications ensures smooth and rapid design development on projects taken into basic • Flexible application capable
and detailed design. of configuration to suit
customer needs; means that
users can work in the most
efficient way that suits them.

• Graphical user interface that


provides an intuitive way of
working that helps achieve
high productivity quickly.

• Fully integrated with hull and


outfitting design, reduces
error and the need to re-
create data.

Geometry
Lines is a hull fairing tool which
can be used to create virtually any
form of marine vehicle, including
multi-hulls, chined and
asymmetrical hulls. The hull form
is initially represented as a
loosely-connected mesh of curves
that is used to semi-automatically
create a surface comprised of B-
spline patches and bounded planes
with tangential (C1) continuity.

Advanced mathematical
techniques are incorporated for
Arrangement study for a RoPax vessel
automatic curve fairing and
surface smoothing. The quality of
the surface can be assessed using
isophotes to visualise fairness and
continuity.

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Geometry (continued)
Lines can be used for rapid hull form creation in preliminary design, or
for full production fairing.

Features include: • Sectional area curve


distortions and scaling.
• Interactive point and curve
editing. • Deck creation with gunwale
definition.
• Traditional 2D or advanced 3D
fairing. • Lines plans and loftbooks.

• Automatic curve fairing and • Surface generation with


data reduction. automatic smoothing and
manual editing.
• Special handling of waterline
endings and frame feet. • Assessment of surface Modelling of hull curves
fairness.
• Hull form hydrostatics.

Surface is principally used to model features of the main hull and its At its core is a 3D solid modelling kernel that can be used to create many
appendages, such as rudders, anchor pockets and thruster tunnels. additional ship features. Its rich functionality can be equally applied to
ship superstructures or offshore structures.

Features include: • Surface operations – subtract,


unite, solid intersection,
• Primitive creation – plane, intersect, imprint, join,
block, pyramid, cylinder, cone, combine, blend, scale, move,
sphere, toroids. rotate, align, reflect, copy,
concatenate, control point
• Curved surfaces creation –
editing.
swept, extruded, rotated,
skinned surfaces, 3 or 4 • 2D operations – join, trim,
boundary interpolated cross, offset, fillet.
patches, tube.
• Visualisation – principal
• Curve primitives – polylines, curvature, curvature tufts,
splines, lines, arc, ellipse, Gaussian, isophotes,
NACA sections. transparency, lights.

• Lines plans and loftbooks.


Display of hull surface using isophotes

Compartment facilitates the quick definition of transverse and Features include: • Creation of internal structures
longitudinal bulkheads, decks, compartments and superstructure. from operations (subtraction,
• Creation of transverse and intersection, etc.) on primitives
All features are stored topologically and can be rapidly regenerated to longitudinal bulkheads, decks (plane, block, pyramid, cylinder,
accommodate design changes with minimum effort. Functional and compartments with cone, sphere, toroids).
descriptions can be assigned to bulkheads and decks, to enable topological referencing.
automatic generation of steel in Hull Structural Design. • Calculation of mass properties –
• Non-planar bulkhead/deck volume, surface area, LCG, TCG,
Analysis tools are incorporated for calculation of mass properties with options including cranked, VCG.
facilities for preliminary weight analysis. Compartment also provides corrugated, upper and lower
automatic generation of container bays. stools. • Preliminary weights and centres
of gravity analysis.
• Creation of compartments
from bulkhead, deck and hull • Automatic container bay
form boundaries, or from arrangements.
merging of compartments by
• Integration of internal surfaces
addition and subtraction.
(transverses, longitudinals and
decks) throughout AVEVA Marine
for early structural steel design
and full topological modelling.
Hydrostatics
The Hydrostatics module provides a new design, and for use in
a comprehensive toolkit of naval standard documentation such as
architectural assessment routines, tender responses, stability
including the calculation of booklets and damage stability
hydrostatics, tank calibrations, assessments.
trim tables, loading conditions,
loading and discharging A significant feature of the
sequences, intact and damage analysis module is that the overall
stability, critical KGs, longitudinal process is, itself, report format
strength, inclining experiment, oriented. Reports can also be
freeboard, floodable length, exported in HTML or XML format to
tonnage and launching. enable further customisation by
the user.
Particularly sophisticated routines
are included for damage stability
A loading condition report
assessment, using both
deterministic and probabilistic Features include: • Grain calibrations and • Continuous flooding simulation.
methodology, as well as more permissible grain moments.
specialised calculations covering • General particulars. • Loading conditions with stability
grain stability, water on deck, and • Hydrostatics, cross curves, and longitudinal strength.
so on. The latest SOLAS • Tankplan and loading diagram. sectional area curves and
probabilistic stability regulations deadweight scale. • Tonnage measurement,
for both passenger and cargo ships • Definition of openings, strength freeboard, floodable length and
are incorporated. limits, etc. • Trim tables. equipment number.

Comprehensive graphical and • Lightweight definition. • Intact and damaged stability • Static and dynamic launching
tabular output is available with critical KGs. calculations.
• Container arrangement.
throughout, in a form directly
• Probabilistic stability • Inclining experiment analysis.
applicable to obtaining both • Visibility check. assessment according to SOLAS
owner and regulatory approval for
old and new regulations.
• Tank calibrations.

Hydrodynamics
The Hydrodynamics module consists of a wide range of analysis tools for Seakeeping
the prediction of the hydrodynamic performance of vessels.
Seakeeping is analysed using standard strip theory. Added mass and
Powering damping coefficients are calculated and combined with wave excitation
forces to calculate the vessel's responses in regular and irregular seas.
A range of methods based on widely-employed standard regression Responses at any location along the vessel may be calculated and
analysis methods can be used to estimate powering for single- and twin- combined to provide subjective motions, deck wetness, propeller
screw vessels. Actual resistance results from towing tank experiments can emergence and slamming. Short-term irregular response can be extended
be substituted for the empirical estimates. to long-term performance prediction when combined with seakeeping
criteria and wave statistics provided by third parties.
Features include: • Ship powering characteristics.
Features include: • Added resistance due to waves
• Propeller optimisation. • Use of resistance ratios from and dynamic loads.
model tests. • Sectional hydrodynamic
• Resistance calculations. coefficients. • Short-term, irregular vessel
responses (RMSs).
• Regular wave responses (RAOs)
• Long-term seakeeping
performance predictions.

Manoeuvring Dynamic Positioning

The manoeuvring characteristics of ships in deep or shallow water, under The Dynamic Positioning module makes it possible to design the thruster
even keel or trimmed conditions, can be assessed. This analysis can system of any vessel which requires a station-keeping capability with
rapidly estimate the effect of changes in ship conditions, and takes into three or more thrust units.
account nonlinear coupling effects of hull forces and moments developed
by the rudder. Features include: • Environment calculation,
including a rosette of holding
Features include: • Turning manoeuvre. • Thruster requirements for a capability.
given environment.
• Crash stop calculation. • Reverse spiral calculation. • Environmental Regularity
Number (ERN) calculation.
• Zig-zag manoeuvre.
AVEVA Hull Structural Design Process Geometry Hydrostatics Hydrodynamics Hull Structural Design

AVEVA Hull Structural Design is Contract Design

licensed separately from Initial Hull form design 


Design. Hull Structural Design is Compartments and internal geometry 
used for the preliminary geometry
definition and arrangement of the General arrangement, tank plan, loading diagram   
principal structural members of a Major appendage creation 
vessel, and provides the framework Speed and power prediction 
for associated design guidance.
Hull Structural Design is used for Hydrostatics, stability and section area curves 
the production of classification Trim tables 
drawings, steel material estimates, Damage stability 
weld lengths and weights and
centres of gravity reports. Continuous flooding simulation 
Loading conditions and intact stability studies 
Hull Structural Design supports
XML-based interfaces to
Longitudinal strength 
classification societies’ software Weight estimation  
packages for rules checking and Tank calibration and capacity tables 
structural analysis. General FEM-
based strength analysis software
Grain calibration and permissible grain moments 
packages are also supported by Container bay arrangement and loading  
these interfaces. Drawings and documentation  
Summary of Process Coverage Generic export (DXF, IGES, SAT) for CAD systems  
Structural Design
The table shows the modules
within Initial Design and their Structural design for classification  
purpose within the process. Cost-related information, including weight, bill of
materials, welding lengths and painting area 
Although it is a separate product,
Hull Structural Design is also
Production planning  
shown in the table, in order to Generation of drawings  
provide a complete picture of the Generic export to analysis systems 
early design activities covered by
the AVEVA Marine solution.
Generic export of DXF for general CAD systems 
Statutory compliance

Intact and damage stability evaluation for all existing


regulations 

Generation of limiting GM/KG curves 


IACS longitudinal strength 
Shear force corrections 
Inclining test 
Grain stability 
Freeboard, tonnage and floodable length 
Report generation
• Trim and stability booklet 
• Damage stability booklet

Performance

Power prediction 
Seakeeping analysis 
Manoeuvring 
Dynamic positioning 

AVEVA believes the information in this publication is correct as of its publication date. As part of continued product development, such information is subject to change without prior notice and is related to the current
software release. AVEVA is not responsible for any inadvertent errors. All product names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders.

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