Digitalization for Naval Shipbuilding

Advanced solutions for the design, production and sustainment of modern fleets

Today’s naval shipyards need to be able to control large programs, agilely manage change and efficiently handle modularity, while providing greater vessel performance and affordability. Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions for naval shipbuilding enable shipyards to build better ships at more competitive prices and with a shorter production cycle, thereby improving future fleet availability, adaptability, and reliability.

Digitalization for Naval Shipbuilding

Advanced solutions for the design, production and sustainment of modern fleets

Today’s naval shipyards need to be able to control large programs, agilely manage change and efficiently handle modularity, while providing greater vessel performance and affordability. Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions for naval shipbuilding enable shipyards to build better ships at more competitive prices and with a shorter production cycle, thereby improving future fleet availability, adaptability, and reliability.

Digitalization helps Newport News Shipbuilding transform its processes

Newport News Shipbuilding uses Siemens software to help steer the Ford class aircraft carriers on a new course of digital transformation. With the goal of creating its first “paperless” ship, the company is digitalizing its entire process, from design and manufacturing to operations and service.

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Noise Control Engineering LLC

Simcenter Engineering helps reduce noise 5 to 7 decibels in U.S. Navy aircraft carrier compartments

State-of-the-art Simcenter testing tools help optimize noise reduction solutions and improve working conditions for the crew

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Integrated Ship Design and Engineering

Today’s marine market demands greener, smarter, and more high-tech vessels. To remain competitive, shipbuilders must deliver those vessels on time, on budget, and on quality. Our Integrated Ship Design and Engineering solution enables marine companies to remain in control of the design spiral. By bringing all their multidisciplinary design data, processes, and tools in one centralized environment, they can break down information and collaboration silos, boost innovation, and improve enterprise productivity.

Integrated Project Planning & Execution

As the demand for high value-added vessels increases, so does the need to identify and mitigate the risks associated with more complex design and manufacturing processes. This need is compounded by the current climate of unpredictability and increased competition in the shipbuilding market. To remain competitive, a shipyard must deliver bids that are both attractive and accurate. To this end, having a fully planned, resourced, and budgeted end-to-end project management solution has become critical.

Digital Ship Lifecycle Management

To meet today’s regulations and market demands, ships need to be greener, safer, smarter, more cost-effective, more connected, and more adaptable than ever before. As complexity increases, more parties need to be involved in the vessel design, manufacturing, and maintenance processes. With ship service lives reaching up to 40 years for a commercial vessel and 50 years for a naval one, it becomes apparent that robust ship lifecycle management is not optional; it is critical.

Digital Ship Construction

Stricter regulations and increasingly customized functional requirements have been driving the demand for more complex vessels. This wave of complexity is hitting the shop floor just as increased competition and rising economic uncertainty are forcing shipyards to reduce their production costs and time-to-market. Shipyards must deliver on spec, on time, and on a budget if they are to remain competitive. But when margins are already so low, how can shipbuilders keep reducing production costs without compromising quality?

Ship Service & Maintenance

As the economic slowdown continues to impact the already overcrowded shipping market, ship owners and operators are looking to maximize profit margins by lowering operational costs and improving vessel availability. At the same time, the rise of information and communication technology is opening new horizons for shipping companies and shipbuilders alike. So how can the marine industry capitalize on the sea of newly available data to improve the current ship service and maintenance model?

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Integrated Program Planning & Execution

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Marine Performance Engineering

Increasingly stringent emission standards and regulations are forcing improvement in all aspects of ship performance. Successfully achieving performance targets requires innovative designs to be effectively delivered in short time frames. Our solutions enable you to examine every aspect of ship design and meet and exceed required design standards.

Supply Chain Management

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Production Planning & Engineering for Shipbuilding

Ship construction is a complex and lengthy process that demands careful planning and timely decision-making. Plan, optimize and validate ship construction processes before building. Use a broad range of tools to streamline your process planning workflows, automate non-value-added planning tasks and validate the best shipbuilding plan. These tools facilitate process design and sequencing, production BOM and BOP management, time management, 3D shipyard layout and ergonomic analysis. Control ship and production lifecycles from process planning and detailed engineering to full production by connecting the entire value chain to realize the best production strategy.

HVAC Design for Ships and Offshore Structures

HVAC systems are critical for ensuring the safety and comfort of crew members and passengers. Getting HVAC systems right can improve both energy requirements and internal space utilization. Reduce design time and energy consumption, improve production quality, and maximize available internal space with our next-generation software for designing HVAC equipment and systems for ships and offshore structures.

Marine Industry Sustainability

The demand for sustainable ships is growing significantly. By ensuring that future classes of ships and the shipyards that design and build them are fully compliant with both current and future environmental requirements in all stages of a ship lifecycle, this solution will support your eco-design initiatives and help you minimize the risks and costs associated with noncompliance.

Hydrodynamics

Hydrodynamic performance engineering is critical to the optimal design of any vessel. Our solutions enable analysis of vessel hydrodynamics at full scale, and under realistic operating conditions. Use a virtual towing tank to examine any flow or performance aspect such as hull resistance, self-propulsion, maneuvering, vessel acceleration, or appendage shape, and alignment.

Engines & Power Generation

Improving fuel efficiency requires a holistic approach to engine and powertrain design. Our combined portfolio of testing and advanced simulation enables detailed analysis of every aspect of engine design and integration.

Structural Integrity & Dynamics

Sound structural integrity is critical for viable operation, crew and passengers’ safety and comfort, as well as minimal environmental impact. Our simulation and testing solutions can predict fatigue life and hotspots while optimizing a product for durability.

Propulsion Systems

Propeller performance is the key for efficient conversion of generated power into thrust force. We provide all the necessary tools to analyze propulsion system performance, from the propeller in isolation to sub-systems and full system performance for complete power management.  Predict propeller performance, cavitation, and erosion using our hydrodynamics simulation capabilities, then analyze noise and dynamic response, vibration and structural integrity with our powerful 3D tools.

Aerodynamics

Optimizing vessel aerodynamic performance is essential for safe and efficient operation, as well as passenger comfort. Use our solutions to predict superstructure drag and wind loading, and improve aerodynamic efficiency. Assess critical situations early in the design process by using our multiphysics simulation tools to analyze emissions and helipad safety.

System Performance & Controls

Ensuring efficient vessel performance requires integration and optimization of multiple complex systems. Our solutions allow designers to check system architecture impacts on the complete vessel performance before any physical development takes place. Simulate and validate components early in the design cycle, and accurately predict system performance.

Integrated Ship Design and Engineering

Today’s marine market demands greener, smarter, and more high-tech vessels. To remain competitive, shipbuilders must deliver those vessels on time, on budget, and on quality. Our Integrated Ship Design and Engineering solution enables marine companies to remain in control of the design spiral. By bringing all their multidisciplinary design data, processes, and tools in one centralized environment, they can break down information and collaboration silos, boost innovation, and improve enterprise productivity.

Integrated Project Planning & Execution

As the demand for high value-added vessels increases, so does the need to identify and mitigate the risks associated with more complex design and manufacturing processes. This need is compounded by the current climate of unpredictability and increased competition in the shipbuilding market. To remain competitive, a shipyard must deliver bids that are both attractive and accurate. To this end, having a fully planned, resourced, and budgeted end-to-end project management solution has become critical.

Digital Ship Lifecycle Management

To meet today’s regulations and market demands, ships need to be greener, safer, smarter, more cost-effective, more connected, and more adaptable than ever before. As complexity increases, more parties need to be involved in the vessel design, manufacturing, and maintenance processes. With ship service lives reaching up to 40 years for a commercial vessel and 50 years for a naval one, it becomes apparent that robust ship lifecycle management is not optional; it is critical.

Ship Service & Maintenance

As the economic slowdown continues to impact the already overcrowded shipping market, ship owners and operators are looking to maximize profit margins by lowering operational costs and improving vessel availability. At the same time, the rise of information and communication technology is opening new horizons for shipping companies and shipbuilders alike. So how can the marine industry capitalize on the sea of newly available data to improve the current ship service and maintenance model?

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