has just released the latest version of its design support software
PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.5.0.0, 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 (Rule Change
Notice 1 to CSR 01 JAN 2017 version) including amendments based on feedback
from the industry, says a release from ClassNK.
addition to the incorporation of the latest rule amendments, various functions
were also added or improved for the PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) prescriptive
calculation software and direct strength assessment software.
calculation report function found in the prescriptive calculation software is
now turned a stand-alone system, allowing users to create the calculation
reports while editing cross section data or operating the calculation window.
The program interface has also been streamlined to be more user-friendly.
prescriptive calculation software now includes enhanced data linkage function
for body plan data from 2D CAD software. The enhancement makes it possible to
create sectional data from body plan all at once, eliminating the need for
repetitious data conversion. In addition, the data linkage function allows user
to import transverse member data from NAPA Steel models into the initial design
function of the software directly.
direct strength assessment software now includes a “parameter check and update”
function which can detect model-dependent parameters and update them
automatically. This function helps prevent parameter setting errors and the
resulting need to start over analysis work.
design support tool for yield assessment has also been streamlined for ease of
use and the design support tool for buckling assessment has been also enhanced
to shorten the calculation times.
enhancements and new functions are expected to greatly contribute to reductions
in necessary man hours and shorter design lead times.
(HCSR) Ver.5.0.0 was developed by ClassNK to offer the industry the highest
level of support in the design of safer ships compliant with CSR BC & OT.