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Composites for Shipbuilding

Composite Engineering and Manufacturing enables marine engineers to develop complex marine structures for the most challenging applications, and ensures reasonable manufacturing efficiency and production yields. With this solution, shipyards can be confident that their marine composite structures meet requirements for strength, weight and durability. Additionally, the solution provides shipyards and marine service centers with capabilities to manufacture replacement composite structures.

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Solution Capabilities

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Product Design

Product Design

Streamline and accelerate the development of innovative composite products in a collaborative shipbuilding environment.

Composites Design

Composites Design

Achieve an end-to-end design and manufacturing process for engineered composites in ships. Integrate composites design into leading commercial 3D CAD systems for seamless collaboration across the entire composites engineering process.

Composites Manufacturing

Composites Manufacturing

Facilitate the creation, management and communication of the manufacturing definition for shipbuilders. Use design data to automate the creation of documentation and manufacturing data. Communicate the effects of design changes.

Fastening & Joining Engineering

Fastening & Joining Engineering

Efficiently author, validate and communicate the joining requirements of complex ship assemblies with emphasis given to fastening structures. Manage the joint definition of complex mixed-material structures.

Composites Analysis

Composites Analysis

Accelerate the entire process for simulating laminate composite materials for ships through a seamless connection to composites design, accurate solvers and comprehensive post processing.

Engineering Data & Process Management

Engineering Data & Process Management

Bridge the gap between planning and execution of composites projects for shipbuilding by reducing the manual effort and cost of managing and tracking any PLM process.

BOM & Configuration Management

BOM & Configuration Management

Know your product by providing a common source of BOM information across your shipbuilding organization. Realize greater flexibility and scalability from basic BOM management to advanced BOM management.

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Composites for Shipbuilding
Composites for Shipbuilding
Composites for Shipbuilding

The use of composites is growing rapidly as shipbuilders seek to reduce weight, increase payload, and reduce fuel consumption to meet carbon-emission standards. Composites can offer ship designers these advantages, but shipyards must be able to design and manufacture composite structures with reasonable precision, acceptable production yields and operational durability suitable for the challenging environments many ships must face. Additionally, in-service standards for marine composite structures must be developed and validated by regulatory agencies. Proper in-situ repair procedures are necessary for restoring damaged structures while in service.

The composites engineering and manufacturing solution supports the end-to-end design of marine composite structures from individual components to full load-bearing structures. The advantages of composites in ships, from improvements in stability, weight reduction and corrosion-resistance, to ballistic protection for critical systems on military ships, is well established.

The composites engineering and manufacturing solution can also be used to assess the in-service performance of marine composite structures and develop proper repair and restoration processes for damaged composite structures .

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Composites for Shipbuilding
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