Functional modelling and simulation of overall system ship - virtual methods for engineering and commissioning in shipbuilding
Shipbuilding industry is undergoing a change, in which many European shipyards focus on special purpose vessels. This field of shipbuilding places very high demands on engineering, commissioning and operation of the vessels. To support these fields of activity with virtual methods an innovative approach is introduced which strengthens the shipbuilding process by using a uniform common model of the overall system ship. The model is steadily increasing and gets more detailed through the phases of the shipbuilding. The presented approach fills the gap in the virtual support of the complete shipbuilding process, taking into account the specific structural needs-short time, high cost pressure and high quality demands.