ClassNK Releases New Version of PrimeShip – HULL Software

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January 5, 2012

Tokyo – ClassNK announced today the release of a new revised version, version 2.5.0, of its leading direct strength assessment program for container carriers, PrimeShip-HULL (DSA)/Guideline for Containers. The software, to be made available free of charge, contains new functions to improve usability as well as the strengthening of existing features.

The release of this new version comes as designers and shipyards are looking for greater efficiency gains in the ship design process. “The workload of ship designers has increased as a result of the ever growing number of regulations and conventions. ClassNK sees the easing of such burdens and the improving of efficiency through IT products and services as a key goal of our Society,” says ClassNK and President Noboru Ueda.

“This software is the product of the Society’s many years of experience in both drawing approval and software development. ClassNK will continue to use this experience to further boost usability, upgrade overall performance, and develop powerful new functions.”

PrimeShip-HULL (DSA)/Guideline for Containers (Ver.2.5.0) is software, first released in 2003, designed to perform the direct calculations defined in this guideline. Using an FE model, users can easily execute complicated FEM analyses through the use of special features such as the automatic identification of structural members and compartments. This revised version of the software not only incorporates all of the changes made in the latest revisions to the guideline, it also includes handy user assistance functions to guide users through the entire operation process

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