The purpose of the PhD research is to provide knowledge regarding the validity of simulation models for application in ship design. The research focuses on how simulation is applied to virtually test designs in operational scenarios.
Knowledge that supports energy efficient design and operation of ships using simulation-based methods. The research focuses on techniques for implementing relevant operational scenarios for virtual testing of design concepts. Scenarios are created taking the operational decisions of ship owner and the ship master into account, thus making the research relevant for both ship owners and designers.
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.
Endre defended his PhD thesis on September 24th 2019. PhD Defence and Trial Lecture.
See summary of Doctoral Thesis HERE on NTNU Open (full test not available)