ACD Resistance Modules To Hasten Ship Design Process
Mar 16, 2023 · 3 mins read ·Industry News
C-Job Naval Architects an independent ship design company and VIKTOR leading application development platform for engineers have worked together on the ACD Resistance Module a tool that will benefit shipowners during the ship design process.
Roy de Winter the R&D Engineer at C-Job Naval Architects says “Together with the VIKTOR platform we were able to create a tool the ACD resistance module that automates this process and reduces building and operational costs.”
The ACD resistance module optimizes a ship’s hull based on its resistance resulting in superior building costs (CAPEX) and operational costs (OPEX) for shipowners.
Together this creates a ship design that ensures the highest quality design is delivered in the shortest amount of time.
Using the tool during this process reduces the chance of having to make changes later in the process based on critical decisions made earlier in the design to almost zero allowing for a smoother process during the whole ship design.
The two companies were a perfect match for the creation of this tool. With C-Job’s experience in R&D data science and coding the company knew precisely what input was needed.
As a software company with engineering DNA VIKTOR helped them bring C-Job’s vision to life with their team of developing engineers that offer expertise and co-development throughout the process of turning the idea into a usable tool with Python.
Roy continues “Working together with VIKTOR we were able to build an easy-to-use tool that combines all our knowledge into a one-stop cloud-based solution for our engineers.”
Wouter Riedijk CEO and co-founder of VIKTOR says “Through the VIKTOR interface engineers can turn any idea into a cloud-based interactive user-friendly that is accessible to anyone.”
The ACD Resistance Module continues to build on previous work by C-Job namely the accelerated concept design framework. This framework uses simulation software in combination with in-house developed algorithms to generate optimized concept designs.
The ACD Resistance Module uses the latest algorithms created by C-Job. Roy de Winter explains “Multiple algorithms were created and then added to C-Job’s ‘toolbox’ of optimization algorithms.
These algorithms allow for complex design problems to be optimized in significantly less time.”
The ACD Resistance Module operates via the VIKTOR platform which offers a user-friendly interface where multiple users can work on projects. VIKTOR takes care of the UI while C-Job’s domain knowledge runs behind the scenes.