Digital Ship Design for a more Sustainable Future

When:  May 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (ET)

Faced with increasingly stringent environmental regulations and societal expectations, the marine industry—from designers to shipyards and ship owners—needs to find new ways to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. By moving away from traditional design tools and adopting state-of-the art digital methods, such as generative design, intelligent design exploration and optimization, naval architects can be freed of traditional design constraints to engineer innovation and maximize performance, as they meet sustainability goals.

A case study will be presented to illustrate how modern process automation, simulation and design space exploration can enable the rapid optimization of the hull design of an offshore supply vessel.

Speaker Name and Bio
Jan van Os, VP for the Marine Industry, Siemens Digital Industries, and Emile Arens, Senior Application Engineer for Simcenter STAR-CCM+ and HEEDS, Siemens Digital Industries

Jan van Os is the VP for the Marine Industry at Siemens Digital Industries. Naval architect by training, he joined Siemens in 2017 to lead the development of industry-specific market solutions for marine customers. Before joining Siemens, Jan spent 29 years at Damen Shipyards, in roles ranging from project engineer, project manager, yard manager, managing director of a ship repair yard, and product director of offshore & transport, a department specializing in the design and construction of offshore support vessels, multipurpose vessels, offshore patrol vessels, fishing vessels and custom-built vessels.

Emile Arens is a Senior Application Engineer for Simcenter STAR-CCM+ and HEEDS at Siemens Digital Industries. As such, he helps a wide range of marine and offshore companies to assess the hydrodynamic and aerodynamic characteristics of vessels and perform vessel design exploration. Before joining Siemens in 2014, he was a lead naval architect for a Dutch offshore construction company.


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