Korean Register releases hull structure analysis software

Mar 21 2014

The Korean Register (KR) has released SeaTrust-HullScan, a software solution to analyse and appraise a vessel’s hull structure in accordance with the new harmonised common structural rules (CSR-H) for bulkers and tankers.

SeaTrust–HullScan is a new ship design support program that enables ship designers and shipbuilders to accurately apply IACS CSR-H and all subsequent amendments when designing and constructing a vessel.

The software optimises a ship’s design structure by implementing an accurate calculation according to the new rules and generating results that are as close as possible to the target standards set by the user, KR said.

Automatic modeling in fine mesh analysis and fatigue strength assessment offers enhanced modeling speeds and improved design. Rule loading, corrosion additions and boundary conditions are three basic elements for carrying out direct strength assessments and these are automatically generated. Automation of the entire process leads to a faster integration of the buckling assessment, which dramatically saves time and resources, the class society claimed.

The software was developed in-house and has been verified with the major Korean shipyards from joint industry projects.

It is offered in basic and premium formats. The basic version delivers all the relevant calculation functions required to apply CSR-H and KR rules while the premium service includes a range of additional functions relating to vessel design and the verification of ship’s structural safety.

On announcing the release, Jeong-ryul Lee, general manager of KR’s IT convergence research team said: “We have strengthened the user-support function within the program by adding a feedback facility, which enables problem solving within 24 hours. We will continue to develop the program and provide additional functions to reinforce the value it adds to hull structure analysis.” 

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