New ecoship research initiative

Singapore: Four organisations will collaborate to development a new ecoship.

A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Semcorp Marine, University of Glasgow and UGS signed a thee-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) today.

The organisations will use computational modelling and visualisation technologies to improve upon the fuel efficiency of maritime transport by designing ships with better hydrodynamics.

Furthermore, the collaborative effort aims to innovate on features to reduce exhaust emissions and discharges.

Alfred Huan, executive director of A*STAR’s IHPC, commented: “By harnessing the power of computational modelling and simulations, we help shipbuilders optimise design to improve efficiency and environmental sustainability of large commercial vessels.”  [21/01/15]

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