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Enabling battery-powered ship design with integrated simulation tools

There is a sense of urgency for the shipping industry to become more environmentally friendly. The industry is actively assessing several options for reducing harmful emissions, especially as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has put forth strict emissions mandates to reduce carbon dioxide output by 50 percent by 2050.

One strategy for creating a cleaner shipping industry is exploring alternative fuel and propulsion systems. Battery-powered ships seem to be one possible answer to environmental requirements and are becoming part of a sustainable future for the marine industry.

Read this white paper and explore how simulation tools can help drive electrification and innovation in shipbuilding while still meeting performance requirements.

Exploring alternative fuels and new marine propulsion systems

The maritime industry is taking a leap from traditional engines to exploring and utilizing alternative fuels like LNG and ammonia, as well as introducing new marine propulsion systems, such as hybrid electric, hydrogen fuel cell and fully electric propulsion systems. Of course, each of these new concepts has its pros and cons depending on the ship purpose and expected operational schedule and conditions. But it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the electrification of propulsion systems, whether partially or fully, will continue to influence these key marine industry trends moving forward in some segments.

Electrification step-by-step with system and CFD simulation software, and beyond

The marine industry trend of battery-powered ships pressures shipbuilders to innovate and upgrade their ships. However, this concept is very new to the development teams searching for the best results.

Download this white paper to learn the step-by-step process for developing a zero-emission, efficient vessel that meets the initial requirements set for it using an integrated set of digital tools. Shown on an example of a ferry, this white paper will guide you on how to start battery-powered ship design. You will learn about the five key steps to answering the primary challenge of determining the amount of power that will be required to propel the ship and to design a complete propulsion system that delivers the right amount of power over time. The process starts with calculating the hydrodynamics and resistance characteristics with CFD simulation software and progresses to estimating the absorbent power and selecting the electric motor and battery pack with system simulation. In later steps you will learn how you can build the motor’s virtual prototype to run the design exploration.

Marine industry trend: Integrated powerful simulation toolset

Utilizing the right simulation tools enables a strategic approach to ship design, and building an integrated workflow is the future for the shipbuilding industry. Learn how you can use the same simulation toolset to optimize every aspect of the ship and ensure that it meets the highest standards for performance and quality.

Download the white paper now to learn more.