Finite Element Analysis of Ship Structures

December 2014 

TMC has greatly expanded its ship’s structural analysis capabilities, with the recruitment and training of staff. TMC is now able to carry out large and detailed 3-D Finite Element modelling of ships structures, enabling new ship designs and structural failures to be analysed.

The initial project work, making use of this new capability, has been the forensic investigation of the stresses acting on a large seagoing vessel when at sea.

A part view of the FE model showing only the internal frames and bulkheads within the mid-body region of the ship is presented above. The complexity of the FE modelling can readily be seen.

For further information please contact Tony Bowman  at TMC London.