ClassNK releases new hull software

04 Aug 2016

ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.3.5.0.

It has been developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT).

The HCSR software is being strengthened in order to make it easier for designers to carry out rule calculations in line with the CSR BC & OT and optimise their designs.

In the latest version, the prescriptive calculation software has reduced the time needed for calculations and improved user interface performance

Its initial design function is also now capable of being used for structural arrangements in the fore and aft part of the ship, including the engine room, in addition to the cargo hold region of the ship.

An evaluation function for bottom slamming has been added to the direct strength assessment software. The new function uses FE model for hold analysis required by the rules and includes automatic creation functions for evaluation panels, slamming loads and reports.

It also features an upgraded manhole modelling function, batch edit for multiple opening information and registering function for screening evaluation points.

Users hope to benefit from reduced evaluation time and better support in the design of safer ships compliant with CSR BC & OT.

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