ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.6.0.0, developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT including amendments based on feedback from the industry.
In addition to the incorporation of the latest rule amendments, various functions were also added or improved in the PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) prescriptive calculation software and direct strength assessment software.
The enhanced calculation report function found in the prescriptive calculation software makes it possible to create reports for multiple sectional data all at once. The update also allows users to change output settings in detail, enabling the sorting of reports by section, evaluation item and more.
Additionally, the enhanced data linkage function with 2D CAD data enables users to load the sectional data of outside cargo parts. It is now possible to load the sectional data of all ship parts.
The direct strength assessment software now contains a ‘Zooming Analysis’ function. This can be used for design examination and strength evaluation with partial models cut out from hold models.
The mesh refinement function found in the direct strength assessment software has also improved to allow better mesh quality. Now it is possible to create higher quality meshes even for complex structures.
The enhancements and new functions are expected to greatly contribute to reductions in necessary man hours and shorter design lead times.
PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.6.0.0 was developed by ClassNK to offer the industry an extremely high level of support in the design of safer ships compliant with CSR BC & OT.