This paper describes a 3D ship design software application for rapid hull definition and analysis during contract and structural layout design phases of a shipbuilding project. The paper provides background for the software application including hull form and structural layout, with advanced hydrostatics and stability, and introduces the regulatory concept of safety level and safety criteria. The software application is a powerful tool for ship concept development and enables efficient development of the contract design to form the foundation of a complete project. The paper also describes the problems associated with software development including development environment and tools together with mathematical modeling and analysis techniques used.

This content is only available via PDF.
You can access this article if you purchase or spend a download.