The objective of a ship inspection and certification is to verify the structural strength and integrity of essential parts of the ship’s hull and its appendages, and/or the reliability and function of the propulsion and steering systems, power generation and those other features and auxiliary systems that have been built into the ship. Certification involves several kinds of analysis and complicated calculations with high error cost leading to reduced safety. Certification rules depend on a class society and are updated regularly following IACS directives and local society research initiatives. This means a lot of manual updates in the certification workflows on a regular basis.
Open Cascade offers software algorithms and applications for certification of different types of ships (tankers, bulk carriers, container ships, etc.). Structural analysis of the ship hull is performed in 2D and 3D. Other options include FEM analysis of the hull strength using third-party solvers and Open Cascade algorithms and verifying scantlings in accordance with IACS rules or the rules of a specific class society. Deep understanding of the industrial domain allows Open Cascade to deliver software solutions for inspection and certification and keep them up-to-date with respect to the current ship safety regulations.
Time needed for data collection is reduced drastically thanks to utilizing Open Cascade solutions for ship inspection and certification. Modelling and analysis become easier, with the overall ship classification and certification services being optimized and accelerated.