Digital Twins for New Ships

Digital Twins for New Ships

Rolls-Royce, the Norwegian University of Technology and Science researchers SINTEF Ocean and classification society DNV GL have partnered to develop an open-source platform for the development of new ships. The tool will enable designers to create a “digital twin,” a copy of an actual vessel, including its operating systems.

The digital interface will constitute a virtual test bench for evaluating performance and safety characteristics, both before and after construction. This will open the door to innovative ways to design, build and test new vessels and marine technology.

Such a platform should save money by facilitating the testing of multiple concepts before settling on a final design. Opening the platform to others will encourage collaboration. In addition, accumulated data will constitute a library of useful concepts.

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