Industry Majors Join Research on Battery-hybrid Ship Propulsion

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  • ABS, NYK, the Monohakobi Technology Institute Co., Ltd. (MTI) and WinGD have launched a modeling and simulation project.
  • The project will evaluate the impact of new technologies on a Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) design.

ABS, NYK, the Monohakobi Technology Institute Co., Ltd. (MTI) and WinGD have launched a modeling and simulation project to evaluate the impact of new technologies on a Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) design, reads the ABS website.

The firms aim to create an integrated simulation model by combining modelling technologies from each company.

Modeling and simulation project

The joint development project (JDP) will build a richly detailed digital model of the vessel’s hybrid propulsion and electrical generation and distribution system to allow high fidelity simulation of the potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and optimization of the vessel’s propulsion and electrical plant.

Understanding of the vessel’s real-world sea-keeping performance will be developed through simulations utilizing meteorological data to recreate a range of conditions experienced at sea.

Using ABS’s advice on the evaluation of the effect of GHG reduction. NYK, MTI and WinGD will then jointly design a ship in digital space and together with ABS conduct simulations of navigation using a scenario that assumes meteorological conditions in actual seas,” NYK said.

Digital ship modeling 

By considering the issues clarified within the simulation, NYK, MTI and WinGD will further improve the simulation model to optimize ship design.

This joint research is an epoch-making initiative in the maritime industry that has the ship users, NYK and MTI, collaborating with the marine equipment manufacturer WinGD and with the advice of the marine classification society ABS develop a digital model of a ship, perform simulations, and build a ship.

The ship model will be verified in accordance with a modelling and simulation framework to be developed by ABS,” NYK added.

Once the models are developed, NYK plans to use them as a core technology in its shipbulding plans.

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Source: ABS

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