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Performance optimisation from Lloyd's Register

Lloyd’s Register has created a performance optimisation service that aims to support shipowners, builders and designers who are looking to develop solutions that offer more efficient performance for new and existing designs, and retrofits for ships in service.

The new service uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as its central technological capability, combined with other data sources for performance analysis.

The CFD team is led by Dr Dejan Radosavljevic, who has nearly 30 years’ experience in the field.

“Our track record of combining CFD with in-service measurements and observations to deal with issues related to propulsion hydrodynamics puts us in a great position to apply this problem-solving knowledge to finding and verifying new ways to improve operational efficiency,” said Dr Radosavljevic.

“The large body of work and in-service data we’ve built up over the years has helped us to fine tune our processes and validate our full-scale CFD analyses, so we can always seek solutions from computerised models of full-scale ships operating in real conditions.”

The goal of the service is to reduce fuel oil consumption, and Lloyd’s Register believes that independent technical analysis and verification of performance is key in achieving this across the industry.

“We are looking at the whole ship and its operational requirements,” says Luis Benito, Lloyd’s Register’s Singapore-based marketing manager.

“The market needs to know what’s feasible for existing ships as well as for new designs.”

“When looking at new ideas and innovation either for retrofit or newbuilds, we can marry sophisticated CFD tools with other skills that we have in Lloyd’s Register. Working with the technical insight of our energy-management experts, we can help to generate and analyse the solutions needed to create more efficient ships.”

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