From the design and manufacture of small recreational crafts and large oil tankers to the most technologically advanced aircraft carriers, Altair has assisted the world’s leading shipbuilders and boat designers to develop higher performing, safer and lower cost vessels through the application of simulation technology. Altair helps naval architects address complex engineering challenges and mitigate environmental risks associated with seagoing loads including structural, hydro, dynamic, thermal and fatigue, as well as above surface and underwater weapon threats for the military and homeland security.
Simulation assists the engineering of safer marine vessels and robust offshore structures with modeling of collision, sloshing, slamming, underwater explosive, structural strength assessment, vibration, noise performance, heat and cooling analyses, as well as antenna design. It is important to ensure designs meet industry classification and society regulations, capture knowledge and increase development efficiency through customization and automation technologies and expertise.
Increased global competition requires a faster and more efficient ship design and certification process to shorten the turnaround time and reduce cost. To stay competitive in the global marketplace, shipbuilders are looking for ways to reduce production and lifecycle maintenance costs. Increase design efficiency and minimize material usage to reduce manufacturing and operational cost, all while increasing fuel efficiency with Altair’s leading structural and computation fluid dynamics (CFD) optimization technologies.