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Category: Ship Design

Decision support systems for determining stability on damaged passenger ships

by Pekka Ruponen, Lead Research Engineer, NAPA Even as ships have become larger, the rate of ship accidents has decreased. Nevertheless, accidents continue to occur despite major improvements to their design and operation. Collision, grounding, and contact are the most likely causes for damage to a passenger ship. Traditionally, the damage stability analyses have been […]

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NAPA, ClassNK and JMU confirm viability of 3D model-based approval with new feasibility study

Successful trial sets the scene for faster, easier approvals, and it lays the foundations for commercial digital twin applications Tokyo-Helsinki – 19 March 2020 – Leading maritime software, services and data analytics company NAPA, classification society ClassNK, and shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) have completed a joint feasibility study on 3D model-based plan approval […]

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NAPA partners with industry leaders to increase passenger ship safety in European Commission funded FLARE project

The Flooding Accident Response project, FLARE, will target a risk-based methodology for “live” flooding risk assessment and control, by developing a generic and holistic risk model with potential application to both newbuildings and existing ships  Helsinki, Finland 11 December 2019 – NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider, has joined forces with […]

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NAPA integrates hydrodynamics into the initial ship design for greener shipping

NAPA streamlines the design process by integrating the hydrodynamic analysis. NAPA is best known for its comprehensive set of tools for flexible 3D modeling and ship stability analysis. What is less widely appreciated is that NAPA also has efficient tools for hydrodynamics analysis to support the process of hull form design. To deliver cleaner and […]

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NAPA Release 2019.2

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About NAPA Release 2019.2 Welcome to the launch of the second NAPA Release of 2019, we’re really excited by the potential applications for all the tools we’ve created and updated since NAPA Release 2019.1. Our team of engineers and developers has been working hard to identify, investigate, and improve […]

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Process integration of structural design promoted by 3D model based approval

by Takayoshi Masui, Deputy Managing Director, NAPA Japan The history of ship design approval is two dimensional, the future of ship design approval is three dimensional. Although this verdict has been announced every year for the last decade, it doesn’t make it any less true today. You can still find one or two people who […]

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NAPA User Meeting 2020 is postponed

NAPA User Meeting 2020 is postponed to a later time, most likely autumn 2020 due to the uncertainty created by the global outbreak of the COVID-19. This was a difficult decision to make, as the annual NAPA User Meeting and the Asian User Seminars are the most important events of the year for NAPA. They […]

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NAPA Release 2019.1

    NAPA Release 2019.1 has been published NAPA Release 2019.1 installation packages (NAPA, NAPA Designer and NAPA Drafting) are now available for downloading in the NAPA Customers’ web service. In order to access the service, it is required to login with the personal username and password. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate […]

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See new NAPA Designer hull form features at NAPA User Meeting 2019

by Jukka Määttänen, NAPA Design Solutions NAPA has set the industry standard when it comes to hull form design. Our unique hull design methodology allows better control and flexibility for your design work, and a wide majority of the world’s hull forms are currently designed with NAPA tools. We are currently renewing our hull form […]

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Managing design complexity for cruise vessels with NAPA Steel

Wismar, Germany / Helsinki, Finland   In the 55 years between 1940 and 1995, the record for the largest passenger ship changed hands twice. In the 24 years since 1995 that record has been broken 11 times. With additional size comes additional complexity, and it’s no different for the design process. MV Werften has developed […]

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