HyperSizer is used in the shipbuilding industry for structural analysis and optimization of seaworthy marine vessels to achieve competitive weights while meeting construction standards. HyperSizer is a complete engineering tool that incorporates advanced structural analysis methods for marine vehicles constructed from steel including welded stiffened panels to composite material sandwich panels and solid laminates.

View informational videos on HyperSizer shipbuilding applications.

Shipbuilding Solutions:

    Increase Performance

  • Large commercial and naval vessels
  • Ship hulls, floors, scantlings, bulkheads
  • Metallic or composite material systems
  • Meet weight targets
  • Meet frequency requirements
  • Optimize concurrently all stiffened structure dimensions and materials and evaluate different architectural layouts for strength, buckling, natural frequency, and deformation limits

  • Automate Processes

  • Structural sizing to meet specifications
  • Strength and stability calculations
  • Automatic coupling to FEA such as NASTRAN, Ansys and Abaqus
  • Highly accurate analysis with smeared and discretely meshed models
  • Update design CAD drawings

    Predict Failure Load

  • Skin buckling and panel buckling
  • Crippling of stiffened cross section
  • Compression and shear postbuckling
  • Ply and laminate-based strength prediction
  • Bolted composite joints
  • Environmental and thermal effects

  • Lower Engineering Cost

  • Perform rapid conceptual trade studies
  • Perform preliminary design optimization and final analysis with less engineering time
  • Standardize analysis process
Ship Door Sizing Optimization Study
Ship Deckhouse Sizing Optimization Study
Cargo Container Design Optimization Project

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