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Virtue Integrated Platform: holistic support for distributed ship hydrodynamic design

Wu, Zichao and Duffy, Alex H.B. and Vassalos, Dracos and York, Philip and Whitfield, Ian (2007) Virtue Integrated Platform: holistic support for distributed ship hydrodynamic design. In: 16th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 07), 2007-08-28 - 2007-08-31, Paris, France.

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Ship hydrodynamic design today is often still done in a sequential approach. Tools used for the different aspects of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation (e.g. wave resistance, cavitation, seakeeping, and manoeuvring), and even for the different levels of detail within a single aspect, are often poorly integrated. VIRTUE (the VIRtual Tank Utility in Europe) project has the objective to develop a platform that will enable various distributed CFD and design applications to be integrated so that they may operate in a unified and holistic manner. This paper presents an overview of the VIRTUE Integrated Platform (VIP), e.g. research background, objectives, current work, user requirements, system architecture, its implementation, evaluation, and current development and future work.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 16623
Keywords: distributed design, integration, hydrodynamics, ship design, Manufactures, Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering, Computer software, Engineering design
Subjects: Technology > Manufactures
Naval Science > Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Science > Mathematics > Computer software
Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
Depositing user: Prof Alex Duffy
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 12:37
Last modified: 12 Dec 2015 20:12

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