Dresden, July 24, 2012 – This year, ITI GmbH, one of the global leaders in CAE and system simulation for marine and offshore applications, will be exhibiting for the first time at the SMM, the international trade show for shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology, from September 4 until 7 in Hamburg, Germany. ITI’s latest release of SimulationX is themed “green, safe, reliable” raising the bar in the development of energy-efficient and safe marine propulsion systems. In live demonstrations, ITI will showcase practical examples how to design and analyze eco-friendly propulsion systems. Modeling, simulating and analyzing propulsion and power systems, risk assessment (FTA, FMEA) as well as energy management of ships, cranes and equipment are at the heart of those presentations. A rapidly growing customer base of classification societies, shipbuilders, manufacturers of offshore systems and various suppliers from around the world combined with an ever-growing demand for “green maritime and marine technologies” led ITI to decide for this year’s participation at the SMM. At the trade show, ITI will be exhibiting at the P+S stand. In the scope of a strategic partnership with P+S Shipyards, ITI supports the implementation of their proprietary competence center “Systemintegration” through virtual methods of product development and commissioning.
The latest release 3.5 of the multi-domain simulation software SimulationX will be all front and center at ITI’s program highlighting its strengths in designing and analyzing safe, reliable and, above all, energy-efficient propulsion systems. Creating physically correct and scalable models is the basis for a quick assembly of components and systems. Also, SimulationX 3.5 allows for detailed analyses of a ship’s energy consumption and that of its equipment in order to achieve optimal power flow and fuel consumption for a reliable and economical power supply. SimulationX users like Germanischer Lloyd optimize the energy consumption of a ship through onboard measurements and SimulationX models. Validation tests and pilot installations have proven the high quality of SimulationX’ virtual simulation results.
Vessel safety management is another area where ITI provides solutions for assessing risks and their impact on operations through fault and failure analyses (FMEA). SimulationX’ open structure with a wide range of transparent and customizable models and libraries provides its users with a high degree of flexibility and usability. It is possible to run robust, numerical calculations within the time (transient) and/or frequency (steady-state) domain(s) for simple and complex models at certain levels of detail. That permits also analyses of transient behavior, short circuits, ice collision and comfort studies. Non-linear torsional vibrations can be analyzed and assessed in SimulationX for both domains with respect to limit values and certification. SimulationX 3.5 offers a range of comprehensive model packages which will be presented to the professional audience at the SMM 2012.
Through physical simulations, SimulationX users, such as the classification society DNV, predict vibration loads that can be caused by ice impact on the propeller. Such extreme loads can be tested in SimulationX on a virtual basis over a long period of time with varying parameter settings. The simulation results allow for a reliable evaluation of individual components and their operational behavior under arctic conditions. The SimulationX module for calculating ice impact loads on the powertrain (propeller model) was developed in collaboration with Germanischer Lloyd who are also going to certify it. So for the first time, a SimulationX application will receive a type certification. Other classification societies, like Bureau Veritas Marine, use SimulationX as a working platform for visualizing complex vessel data in order to evaluate them in line with international requirements and regulations. At ITI’s stand, visitors can learn more about SimulationX’ capabilities helping comply with such demanding certification criteria which often lie even beyond the usual industry standards.
“Growing requirements of green and safe shipbuilding, rising costs for raw materials as well as the international competition explain why we currently see such an enormous demand for innovative technologies whose development call for cutting-edge simulation solutions. This evolution has increasingly translated into new business and a great deal of positive feedback from our customers. That has motivated us even more to further engage in the marine industry”, says Jens O. Schindler, General Manager of ITI GmbH. Beside Bureau Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd and DNV, ITI’s customers include further well renowned companies, such as Aker, Caterpillar, CSIC, Diesel United, FMC Technologies, GKN Stromag, Loher, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsui, National Oilwell Varco, P+S Shipyards, Samsung Heavy Industries, Scana Volda, STX, ThyssenKrupp and Vulkan.
Visit ITI at P+S’s stand 207, hall B4.EG at the SMM 2012!
About the ITI Group
Founded in 1990, ITI has become one of the leading software and engineering companies for system simulation. ITI develops simulation tools for engineers and scientists in various industries and education. The company supports the development of new products with comprehensive engineering and programming services throughout the entire design process. Workshops and seminars at the ITI Academy round off the scope of services. More than 600 customers worldwide ranging from the automotive, energy, apparatus technology and aerospace industries to machinery manufacturers and shipbuilders trust ITI’s simulation solution. ITI’s customers include renowned names like ABB, BMW, Baker Hughes, Caterpillar, Daimler, Hitachi, Honda, Husky, Liebherr, Mitsubishi, Nikon, Schaeffler, Siemens, Veolia, Volkswagen and ZF. Based in Dresden, Germany, ITI has also branches in France and the UK. With partners across more than 35 countries, the company has a vast network of distributors and service providers for its simulation software SimulationX. More information about the company and its product can be found on www.itisim.com.
SimulationX is the benchmark for modeling and simulating complex mechatronic systems. In contrast to other CAE software on the market (FEM, CFD, MBS), ITI provides customers with the capabilities to design and analyze entire systems including all sub-systems on a single platform. Users benefit from a large number of model libraries that work out of the box allowing simulations of various interacting physical effects – from 1D and 2D mechanics, MBS systems and drive technologies, hydraulics, pneumatics, thermodynamics to electronics, magnetics as well as analogue and digital control engineering – post-processing included. More than 700 immediately available element types and over 300 sample models from 25 applications make modeling easier and faster. SimulationX supports the modeling language Modelica as well as Modelica libraries with open and complete CAx interfaces. More information about the product can be found on www.simulationx.com.
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