Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Chair of Ship Structures

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Main research field

Ship structural analysis and design.

Specific research areas

Ship structural load determination, Hydroelasticity and fluid-structure interaction, (Non)linear analysis of global/local structural static/dynamic response, Deterministic and stochastic structural safety evaluation based on ultimate/serviceability/fatigue/accidental limit state analysis (e.g. ultimate load capacity, buckling, yielding, vibrations, fatigue, collision and grounding), Optimization and reliability based design of complex structures.

Techniques/methods

(Non)linear seakeeping analysis (Strip and 3D Panel Method) and general response analysis, (non)linear Finite Element Method (FEM, ALE FEM) modeling and analysis of static and dynamic problems, stochastic modeling and structural component/system reliability analysis (FORM, SORM, Monte Carlo), design and analysis of computer experiments (FFD, Surrogate Modeling), multi-critera decision making, optimization and multi-objective optimization (SLP, SQP, MOGA, MOPSO, FFE).

Equipment

Software tools: ABAQUS, CALREL, COMREL, CREST, CREST CSR-BC, CREST CSR-T, DeMak, DYANA, FEMAP/NX Nastran, HYDROSTAR, LS-DYNA, MAESTRO, OCTOPUS, SESAM, STIFF.

Technology keywords

  • Mechanical Engineering, Hydraulics, Vibration and Acoustic Engineering related to construction technology
  • Simulation, Simulation Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Water Transport
  • Design of Vehicles
  • Shipbuilding

Services offered

  • Teaching and training
  • Technique / method optimization and testing
  • Project documentation and solutions
  • Technical proposals

Market sectors

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Electronic & Electrical Equipment
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Transportation
  • Gas, Water & Multiutilities
  • Oil & Gas Producers
  • Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution

Short summary (English)

Chair of Ship Structures is engaged in scientific applied research regarding various aspects of structural analysis and design of objects primarily (although not exclusively) intended for operation within saltwater and/or freshwater environment. Complete range of covered research topics is in line with modern global research trends and includes further improvement of existing, as well as development of novel analytical and numerical methods/procedures/models for: ship structural load determination, (non)linear analysis of global/local structural static/dynamic response, structural safety evaluation based on ultimate/serviceability/fatigue/accidental limit state analysis (e.g. ultimate load capacity; buckling; yielding; vibrations; fatigue; collision and grounding) considering both deterministic and stochastic approaches, optimization and reliability based design of complex structures. All research activities are funded trough national and international scientific and technological projects, while international publication/presentation of research results is commonly encouraged and fostered. Well established and successful cooperation with domestic and international industry (shipyards, classification societies, design offices, etc.) based on extensive experience in rational application of contemporary know-how and utilization of state-of-the-art commercial and proprietary (developed in-house) software tools resulted with rational and efficient solutions on numerous occasions.

Short summary (Croatian)

Katedra za konstrukciju plovnih objekata bavi se znanstvenim primjenjenim istraživanjima vezano uz različite aspekte analize i projektiranja nosive konstrukcije objekata koji su primarno (iako ne i isključivo) namijenjeni djelovanju u slanovodnom i/ili slatkovodnom okolišu. Sve teme istraživanja su u skladu su modernim globalnim istraživačkim trendovima te obuhvaćaju daljnje unaprjeđivanje postojećih te razvoj novih anlitičkih i numeričkih metoda/procedura/modela za: određivanje opterećenja konstrukcije broda, (ne)linearnu analizu globalnog/lokalnog statičkog/dinamičkog odziva konstrukcija, procjenu sigurnosti konstrukcija zasnovanu na determinističkim i stohastičkim pristupima analizi graničnog stanja nosivosti/uporabljivosti/zamora/akcidentnosti (npr. granična nosivost, izvijanje, popuštanje, vibracije, zamor, sudar i nasukavanje), projektiranje složenih konstrukcija zasnovano na teoriji optimizacije i pouzdanosti. Sve istraživačke aktivnosti financirane su kroz nacionalne i međunarodne znastvene i tehnologijske projekte te se međunarodno objavljivanje/prezentacija rezultata istraživanja općenito potiče i njeguje. Uspješna i stabilna suradnja sa domaćom i inozemnom industrijom (brodogradilišta, klasifikacijaska društva, projektni uredi, itd.), zasnovana na velikom iskustvu u racionalnoj primjeni suvremenih znanja i vještina te uporabi najsuvremenijih komercijalnih i vlastito razvijenih softverskih alata, nebrojeno je puta rezultirala racionalnim i efikasnim rješenjima.

Last update: 22.07.2014. 12:29:36

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