New PrimeShip-HULL Software Released By ClassNK



As a response to the new International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT), ClassNK has released PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.2.5.0.  The purpose of CSR BC & OT is to harmonize requirements found in both existing Common Structural Rules for bulk carriers.

The outcome of PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) was due to the requests from ship designers.  It has an innovatively and strongly designed support function, which is different from any other software till date.  The software was released by ClassNK in the month of February as a response to the new rules including the latest amendment.  PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) is being offered at free of charge by ClassNK to all its clients.  

Features of New PrimeShip-HULL :

  • Further strengthened data linkage with commercial CAD software for the prescriptive rule calculation software.  In particular, the linkage to all members’ data within the cargo areas of bulk carriers and product tankers with the widely used 3D ship design system “NAPA Steel”, produced by NAPA, has been achieved, making it possible to dramatically reduce the design work time required for each model.
  • To create better quality FE models, automatic idealization functions have been added to the direct strength assessment software.  In addition, the automatic hot spot registration function for fatigue assessment has been added and the design support function has also been enhanced, improving the analysis process and shortening the required design work time.

Being a non-profit society, ClassNK has shown immense support in the advancement of the maritime industry.