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SHIPLYS European research project gets €6.2m in funding

The European Commission has granted €6.2 million in funding to the SHIPLYS (Ship Lifecycle Software Solutions) research project, a group of 12 maritime companies and research facilities from several European countries working to develop simulation and modelling tools to improve ship design and production.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The main objective is to improve the competitiveness of European shipyards by supporting SME naval architects, shipbuilders and ship-owners through the provision of better design technologies, such as virtual prototyping, and improving their ability to conduct LCCA (Life Cycle Cost Analysis), environmental assessments and risk assessments.

The SHIPLYS project partners will look to produce new techniques for multi-disciplinary modelling, with development work to focus on two main areas: virtual prototyping and simulation modelling, and the creation of a SHIPLYS life cycle package of tools (called SHIPLYS LCTs).

The plan is to develop and integrate rapid virtual prototyping tools with life cycle tools that will be compatible with existing early design software, such as FORAN, Ship Constructor and others, so that a model can be established in a short timeframe.

The SHIPLYS consortium is led by TWI Ltd and comprises 12 partners in total, representing different sectors including shipyards, Universities, marine engineering companies, naval architects and a classification society.

The project started in September 2016 and has an expected duration of three years.{/mprestriction}

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