The purpose of the PhD research is to provide knowledge regarding the validity of simulation models for application in ship design. The research will focus on how simulation is applied to virtually test designs in realistic conditions and operational scenarios. This includes benchmarking of simulation results and full-scale measurements to reveal important factors that influence the quality of simulation estimates.
Knowledge that supports energy efficient design and operation of ships using simulation-based methods. The current research focuses on resistance, propulsion and fuel consumption of deep-sea vessels in transit.
A validation study towards estimation of fuel consumption and operational profile using GYMIR was conducted in the last quarter of 2017. The methodology and results are presented
in a conference paper submitted to the International Marine Design Conference in Helsinki June 2018. Further validation studies of the GYMIR workbench will be performed in 2018.