Kyushu University selects SmartMarine 3D for education program

SmartMarine 3D continues to gain steam, pardon the pun, in the shipbuilding market. Kyushu University, one of Japan’s top maritime and naval architecture academic centers, will change its existing education program to a new one centered on Intergraph’s next-generation design and engineering software.

Kyushu University will use SmartMarine 3D in its Department of Marine Systems Engineering to teach students shipbuilding design and operation training. The curriculum will also integrate Lloyd’s Register rules calculation software solutions to provide the analysis and evaluation of ship structure strength against classification rules.

Students will be able to create ship structure models and export these data to Lloyd’s Register’s RulesCalc software for structural assessment during the initial design process. Together these solutions help improve efficiency, integrating ship design and assessment with classification knowledge and experience. They also will offer better opportunities for students to use their skills upon graduation, many of whom will join major Japanese shipyards. Dr. Akiji Shinkai, professor of Engineering at Kyushu University, explains:

“Kyushu University prides itself on its ability to prepare students for industry and innovation, providing them the best educational tools and personnel available. Intergraph’s SmartMarine 3D, the next-generation of shipbuilding design, integrated with Lloyd’s Register’s RulesCalc software will certainly continue this tradition of excellence for our naval architecture and marine systems engineering students.”

Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, adds:

“We are honored to have an institution of Kyushu University’s caliber select SmartMarine 3D. SmartMarine 3D was created by shipbuilders, and is the first new design technology introduced to this market in 20 years. Kyushu’s choice of Intergraph is another validation of our industry-leading shipbuilding design solutions position and an important step in the continued expansion of Intergraph’s marine presence in Japan.”

For more about Intergraph’s solutions for the shipbuilding market, visit our industry Web site. To read about Intergraph customers using our marine solutions in production, download this special Insight magazine “Marine Industry Spotlight.”

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