Services

At DMS, we customize our services to meet your needs.  The services below describe some of what we offer.  But our real value is our flexibility.  We partner with you ensure the success of your project.

Advanced Analysis

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

We exist in a world of motion, a world of fluid dynamics. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) allows engineers to understand, predict, and work with fluid mechanics.

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Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

FEA allows us to analyze any array of complex structures. This yields new designs and reduced structure weight. DMS validates every FEA model for accuracy.

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Fatigue Analysis

All vessels eventually end with fatigue. DMS can transform this threat into an opportunity for service life extension.

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Fatigue Finite Element Analysis

Fatigue finite element analysis can extend your vessel life and create efficient plans for inspection and prevative maintenance.

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Composite Structural Analysis

Sometimes you need more from your material. Composite structural analysis allows you to design the material for the perfect structure. Learn more.

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Composite Finite Element Analysis

When you require detailed control over your structure, DMS offers composite finite element analysis. The benefits of composites plus FEA.

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Modification and Newbuild

Vessel Modifications

Vessels change a lot during their life.  You need an engineer to provide some constructive guidance on all that change.  

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Vessel Mission Studies

Before you can design the ship, you need to design the mission.  A mission study progresses from a vague goal to a set of concrete objectives and basic parameters for a new concept design.

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Concept Design and Optimization

Our concept design tool allows us to start with best practices, but then automatically explore variations from that starting point.  Let DMS explore the horizon and find your next ship concept.  After settling on basic ship parameters, our concept design work can include a full set of deliverables:

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Ballast Water Management

Do you need a ballast water management (BWM) system?  The IMO Ballast Water Management convention entered into force on 8 September, 2017.  But to make matters more confusing, all US vessels are also subject to the USCG ballast water rules, which are different.

There are several different technologies for ballast water treatment.  Good operation depends on selecting the right system for your application.  If you select the wrong system, the costs can compound:

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Vessel Stability

Stability Test

 A stability test is one of the most subtle and complicated tasks in naval architecture. At DMS, you get preliminary results on the day of the test.

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Incline Experiment

The incline experiment calculates the most critical number for ship stability: VCG. You get preliminary results day of the test.

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Light Ship Survey

Light ship surveys check on your weight growth. DMS utilizes computer systems to log our light ship survey. You get preliminary results that same day.

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Trim and Stability Update

After every major vessel modification, you need to update the vessel’s stability. DMS provides a free loading condition spreadsheet with each project.

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Hydrostatics Modeling

Hydrostatic modeling is the first step in any stability analysis. DMS employs efficient hull modeling for efficient engineering.

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Intact Stability Analysis

Most vessels need some form of intact stability analysis to satisfy regulatory requirements. To ensure reliability, DMS goes one step further. Learn how.

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Damage Stability Analysis

Damage stability provides resilience for your vessel. Punch a hole in the hull, and the vessel still floats. DMS offers several categories of service for damage stability analysis.

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Structural Design

Structural Design

Why are ship structures so labor intensive to design? DMS employs a range of automation techniques to reduce the labor costs.

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Structural Lofting

DMS works with the program Maxsurf Structure to rapidly develop 3D models of the vessel structure. All part of our lofting service.

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Composite Structural Analysis

Sometimes you need more from your material. Composite structural analysis allows you to design the material for the perfect structure. Learn more.

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Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

FEA allows us to analyze any array of complex structures. This yields new designs and reduced structure weight. DMS validates every FEA model for accuracy.

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Vessel Powering

Resistance and Powering Design

Resistance and powering require multiple methods of calculation to obtain an accurate prediction for engine size. Let DMS guide you through the process.

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Resistance Estimate

To achieve a profitable vessel, you need a resistance estimate. The resistance estimate predicts the vessel resistance at various speeds.  This eventually relates to your fuel burn rate.

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Forensic Engineering

Expert Witness and Forensic Engineering

DMS has extensive experience supporting multiple forensic engineering projects. We provide evidence, validated and quantified by science.

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Design Services

Vessel Technical Drawings

Drawings are the lifeblood and language of an engineering office. At DMS, we can generate any range of drawings to suit your needs.

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3D Modeling

DMS offers 3D Modeling services using a host of programs: including Rhino, Inventor, and Maxsurf. Fast and artistic, or precise and technical. We offer it all.

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3D Rendering

Don’t underestimate the power of a good 3D rendering. DMS offers rendering of realistic 3D models. We capture shadow, texture, reflection, and more.

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Solution Development

Projects can be very unique.  This is where DMS excels. Our staff spent the last decade developing solutions to unique problems.  We have a smooth process for creating solutions to your problems.

  1. Extensive communication to understand your problems and goals
  2. Review similar industry examples
  3. Develop a plan of attack to minimize risks and control project budget
  4. Develop solutions
    1. Validate our solutions
    2. Test that solutions apply to your situation
  5. Solve your problem.

Want to Learn More?

We are happy to discuss your next project.  We can customize each project to meet your exact goals.

We also offer free general project plans to help prepare for your next round of quotes.

At DMS, we are dedicated to your success.