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GL and CD-adapco Join Forces in the Marine Industry
Posted Wed December 12, 2007 @06:01PM
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News CD-adapco, a global enterprise offering computationally-based engineering solutions, and the classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) have joined forces. The two companies signed a cooperation agreement whereby they will closely work together in the sector of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for marine applications. The future collaboration will comprise of mutual publications, development, validation as well as workshops.

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Dr Ould el Moctar, GL’s Head of Department Fluid Dynamics, explains:

“Germanischer Lloyd and CD-adapco have already been working together for many years. Both parties have considerable experience in the field of CFD analyses.”

Former joint publications by CD-adapco’s Technical Director, Prof Dr Milovan Peric, and Dr el Moctar include papers on “Wave Loads” or the “Simulation of Sloshing in LNG-Tanks”.

The importance of computer-aided engineering in shipping cannot be underestimated, the GL-expert stresses:

“The technological progress of simulation in this sector is rapid, both for software and hardware. Simulation technology is employed in a wide range of marine applications and often plays a critical role in the decision making process.”

Raimund Schipp, CD-adapco’s European Director of Sales, adds: “Computer simulation technology is finally fulfilling its enormous potential. The availability of accurate and reliable predictions at the earliest stage of the design process leads to significant savings in effort and money, compared to performing tests and amending the design later in the process.”

Germanischer Lloyd has always been in the vanguard of CFD analysis in the maritime field, today offering the full scope of maritime engineering services – such as the computation of slamming, sloshing, wave loads, cavitation or fluid-structure interaction. In all cases, advanced simulation software is needed. “However, the true value offered by advanced engineering providers lies in the symbiosis of software or hardware and highly skilled staff,” Ould el Moctar says. “Modeling therefore also requires considerable collective experience.”

This is why the cooperation is so very interesting, Raimund Schipp points out: “We will combine both the theoretical as well as practical experience of our two companies to come up with beneficial solutions.”

About CD-adapco
CD-adapco has a 25-year history of providing state-of-the-art flow, thermal and stress simulation to the marine industry. From large shipyards and classification societies to the suppliers of small components, the use of CD-adapco’s simulation technology has become a standard part of the marine design and safety assurance processes. Using cutting edge solver technology, CD-adapco’s customers have been able to tackle some of the most demanding problems that the marine industry has to offer, allowing engineers and designers to predict how designs will react in operation, before budget is committed to the construction of expensive prototypes.

The company’s main centers are in New York, London and Yokohama. CD-adapco has subsidiary offices and distributors throughout the world providing local CFD software support, training as well as CFD/CAE consultancy and engineering services.

About Germanischer Lloyd
Technical competence, uncompromising quality and first-class service are the prime assets of the classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL). From the foundation in 1867, the core competence has been to set standards in technology, safety and quality for the maritime and industrial sector.

Germanischer Lloyd is the market leader in the classification of containerships. Every second containership is built according to GL Rules. Devoted to promoting innovation, sustainability and environmental protection, Germanischer Lloyd also covers all other ship types such as tanker, bulker, multi purpose vessels, high speed ferries and cruise ships. The current newbuilding orderbook contains more than 1,400 vessels with 28 Mio GT.

While headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Germanischer Lloyd has established a global network of 191 offices in 77 countries. 4,100 employees, engineers and other experts, create value for the customers in a consistent manner worldwide.

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