Mastership - Passenger Ship launching
The naval architecture firm Mastership was asked by shipyard De Gerlien van Tiem to advise on the required reinforcements for launching longitudinally a 135m passenger ship.
OI was asked to provide structural support for the determination of the stress state during launching and advise on the required reinforcements. Hand calculations were performed based on Shear-Bending diagram provided by client. Simplified FEM analyses were performed to identify the critical points and investigate required reinforcements.