Welcome to The Marine Industry Podcast Series – a podcast all about the evolving technology of the marine industry.
Designing a new fleet of sustainable ships has been established as the biggest challenge to the marine industry today, and simulation can be an invaluable tool in that process. Implementing simulation alone, however, will not be enough. For the maritime industry to receive the total return on investment from simulation, they would need to integrate it into their other design and data management systems.
Jan van Os, Vice President of the Marine Industry at Siemens Digital Industries Software, and Dejan Radosavljevic, Director of the Marine Industries at the simulation and test segment of Siemens Digital Industries Software, use this final episode on STS in the marine industry to identify why integrated simulation is essential to ship design and how it could be brought into reality.
In this episode, you will learn:
- How simulation can help find the best possible ship design solution
- Why marine companies should implement integrated simulation, not just simulation in isolation
- The importance of classification societies in the transition to a sustainable marine industry
- How a standardized format of data exchange can improve integration across the industry
Jan van Os
Jan van Os, Vice President of the Marine Industry at Siemens Digital Industries Software, was originally a naval architect and joined Siemens Software in 2017. Before this, he worked for almost 30 years in the shipbuilding industry for Diamond Shipyards and started his career in the research department. He held several positions during his career and, in the past decade, was responsible for the design, go-to-market and sell support of the more complex vessels for offshore patrol, offshore oil and gas, and special ships coming to market. Jan has extensive experience in shipbuilding and repair in the past six years working for Siemens. He is currently responsible for the strategy of the marine portfolio, solutions and the go-to-market at Siemens.
Dejan Radosavljevic, Director of the Marine Industries at the simulation and test segment of Siemens Digital Industries Software, graduated with a mechanical engineering degree and was soon involved in simulation in an emerging computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology. He was fortunate to be invited to Imperial College in London to do his Ph.D., applying simulation and CFD. Dejan soon became a general consultant in CFD, joining the technical investigation department of Lloyds Register, looking at failures on ships during operation to understand the root cause and obtain feedback. After more than 20 years of working for Lloyds Register and close to 10 years at Siemens, he still pushes for more detailed simulation models, leading to accurate digital replicas of complete ships as a system with all its subsystems and components. Dejan remains convinced that the industry will embrace this approach as its standard practice.
The Marine Industry Podcast Series
In the shipping industry, they want to minimize risk by using onboard sensors that can alert the crew and onshore partners to potential problems before they occur. Also, operators want training that costs less; and virtual reality saves money while providing skill levels, creating a new training business for the equipment maker. Finally, it’s essential to minimize downtime, and augmented reality can guide the crew by giving on-site help with access to remote support, which is an opportunity for the equipment supplier.
Creating a digital twin of a ship or a virtual representation of its onboard systems may not be the entire vessel—but it’s a great starting point. A digital ship uses various innovative technologies available today in operation and management companies.