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ABS and LR issue new Common Structural Rules software

Two of the world’s largest classification societies have joined forces to issue new software.

Common Structural Rules Software, a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyds Register (LR), has released new software tools for meeting the requirements of the IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR), which entered into force on 1 July 2015.

Version 2.5 of the CSR Prescriptive Analysis and the new CSR Finite Element (FE) Analysis software allow assessment of whole vessel structures, including new bulk carrier and oil tanker designs. Both class societies will use these new tools to evaluate new designs to the CSR.

“This software constitutes a new industry standard,” claimed ABS chairman, president and CEO Christopher Wiernicki.

The CSR Prescriptive Analysis software requires only that the user input the appropriate data. A summary report provides required and offered scantlings with graphic representation of any deficiencies.

This release will be followed with regular updates for additional structural coverage and functionality and to address ongoing CSR changes.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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