Hanwha Ocean and BV develop 3D model-based ship classification process

Hanwha Ocean has completed a Joint Development Project (JDP) with class society Bureau Veritas to create a 3D model-based approval process for the classification of ships.

The JDP tested and validated the workflow of 3D model-based classification approvals, where classification reviews are directly based on the 3D model provided by the designer instead of using traditional 2D drawings.

Hanwha Ocean provided data on the cargo hold region of one LNG carrier using the OCX (Open Class eXchange) format. Based on this 3D model, Bureau Veritas automatically generated the calculation models used in its rule-checking software MARS (prescriptive rule check) and VeriSTAR Hull (finite element analysis).

In addition, Bureau Veritas provided Hanwha Ocean with access to its web-based collaborative platform (VeriSTAR Project Management) to share comments and the progress of the design review in real-time.

“Together with Bureau Veritas, we are developing 3D model-based ship design procedure using NAPA Designer for improvement of our design capability as well as engineering competitiveness and to achieve one more step toward digital transformation,” said Duke Lee, Technical Director at Hanwha Ocean.

“As our 3D model can be used for classification rule check purpose and also can be submitted to class for approval via 3D OCX format, 3D OCX can be very helpful for Hanwha Ocean and classification society simultaneously.”

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