Simulations are an efficient tool for gaining valuable insights for decision-making
Knowing how a vessel will behave in certain conditions can help answer many questions, for example; What is the operational window for ship-to-ship transfer?, What size and number of tugs are needed for safe berthing? Will the vessel roll heavily in the forecasted weather? In what conditions can the ship be safely moored? What engine power is required to be on schedule 98% of the time? One way to address these types of questions is to use advanced simulations. At SSPA, we have developed a toolbox, called SEAMAN Simulation, which can provide a solution for the issues above and much more.
To perform high-quality ship simulations, high-quality input data is required. Without good input data, the output from the simulations will not be a reliable source of support for decision-making. Thanks to SSPA’s test facilities, and the development and use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we have access to extremely good data which supports the simulation models in the SEAMAN Simulation toolbox.