This paper describes the results of the NSRP Research Announcement project “LiftShip 2” and highlights potentials for advancing the “LiftShip” program or developing another related project or both. “LiftShip 2” added additional capabilities to the original “LiftShip” project. These benefits include automating Finite Element Analysis (FEA) model generation and analysis in support of large complex lift handling and turning events, analysis based on user selected mesh detail criteria, and to present the FEA results in a more clear and concise manner for the stakeholders.

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