One of the
leading classification societies, ClassNK has released Research and Development
(R&D) Roadmap, detailing its vision and goals for projects over the next
five years, says a release on 25th Sept. The R&D Roadmap outlines the two
activities as the foundation of ClassNK R&D, and details investigations and
research associated with core technologies which will also contribute to the
development of human resources for contributing maritime technology and
engineering as a classification society and utilization of damage information
to contribute to damage prevention.
these foundational technologies as a base, ClassNK will carry out R&D in
the mid-long term on the four focus areas of “Rule Development",
"Survey Technology Innovation”, “Marine Environmental Protection” and
“Revolutionary Technology Development”, which aim to “develop improved
technical rules in terms of rationality and transparency”, “revolutionize
survey processes with the development of robotics instruments of surveys etc.
utilizing ICT”, “investigate and research into developing new solutions
for environmental regulations utilizing its global network” and “develop
maritime technology innovation through digitalization” respectively. Through this R&D, ClassNK aims
to bring about the innovation of maritime technology using the latest IT based
on its mission to help ensure the safety of life and property at sea.
will collaborate with universities, research institutions, and the industry to
execute the R&D Roadmap together with contributions from the further
development of human resources.
(non-linear, use active response analysis, implement load structure consistency
load (elastic response, load structure coupling, CFD, etc.)
welding (streamline fracture assessments, fatigue strength assessments,
corrosion prediction etc.)
Information, control, communications, electronics (AI, image processing, data
environment (renewable energy, environmental impact, etc.)