Westminster, CA. September 17, 2007. Noran Engineering, Inc. (NEi) a world leader in the development of engineering analysis and simulation software announced that the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD has selected its NEi Nastran Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software for use in its accredited degree program for the training of officers in Naval Architecture. The Academy’s curriculum covers many different types of ships, boats, and vehicles that operate on, above, or under water and involves the analysis and simulation of hull shapes, stability, structure, arrangement, survivability, maneuverability, and seaworthiness. The objective is to have students learn modern techniques of marine vehicle design and analysis.
Noran Engineering's NEi Nastran has a solid presence in the U.S. Naval community offering highly specialized capabilities to Navy contractors such as the ability to simulate the response of ship components to shock loads like mine, torpedo, depth charge or missile detonation. Other important attributes of the software include full NAVSEA compliance, full integration of DDAM (the U. S. Navy's Dynamic Design Analysis Method, DDAM, used to validate ship borne shock sensitive equipment) into the core NEi Nastran solution for high productivity, and security features for the handling classified data. In addition, Noran Engineering has demonstrated its responsiveness to maritime issues by winning a U.S. Navy funded Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) project on applying FEA to the handling of components in ship construction.
Beyond the U.S. Navy, Noran Engineering's software extends to the global marine engineering community covering the full breath of industry from defense projects and commercial vessels to luxury pleasure crafts and high profile racing like the America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race. A webpage devoted to the application of analysis and simulation software to maritime vessels and structures can be found at
www.nenastran.com/maritime-engineering.php . In addition, interested parties can sign up for White Papers, a Maritime Newsletter, and Webinars on analysis and simulation in marine engineering.
About Noran Engineering, Inc. (NEi)
NEi develops, sells, and supports NEi Nastran engineering analysis and simulation software worldwide for companies in aerospace, automotive, maritime, military, offshore, medical, electronics, and consumer products to speed up product development, reduce test and prototyping cost, insure quality, and optimize designs through virtual testing of structures with linear and nonlinear static, dynamic, and thermal loads.
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