Advanced Analysis

DMS specializes in advanced analysis.  We possess extensive background in the theory and practice with a range of computer simulation and analysis techniques.  We have experience in multiple simulation software packages.   We learned the tricks of the trade to ensure efficient project execution.

More important, we are experts in practical and relevant analysis.  We don’t just report a string of useless numbers.  We explain their significance.  We relate the computer back to the real world.  We keep our analysis grounded in reality, focused on the important part:  your ship.

At DMS, we also know that computers can lie.  Simulation based analysis does not guarantee accuracy.  The computer happily produces garbage without the watchful eye of an experienced engineer.  DMS remains rigorous in our approach to simulation quality.  We routinely expand our library of validation studies in both FEA and CFD.  And we perform mesh independence studies on every single simulation.  Every simulation report includes a quantification of simulation error.  We tell you exactly how much to trust the simulation and what safety factors to apply.  This delivers ultimate confidence, not in the computer, but in the engineer controlling that computer.

Learn More About Advanced Analysis

  1. Finite element analysis (FEA)
  2. Fatigue analysis
  3. FEA fatigue analysis
  4. Composite materials structural analysis
  5. Composite materials FEA
  6. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

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.

Relevant Ship Science Articles

Six Ways to Break the Ship

Why are ship structures so labor intensive to design? Engineers need to anticipate multiple methods of failure, which makes a lot of work. The trick of efficient structural analysis focuses on recognizing which methods of failure are likely in each scenario. This article reveals six major methods of structural failure, with examples of common applications. Because it will be the failure mode you didn’t consider that ultimately leads to catastrophe.

read more

Improve Engineering Value

We all want to feel good about paying for engineering analysis. Sometimes the best answer drives us to maximize value, rather than minimize cost. In those cases, you do better to go beyond basic safety and search for enhancements. Today we discuss four engineering tasks where you can maximize your value. Extract every last drop of knowledge from your engineering project.

read more

America’s Cup Hydrofoils: Dangers and Solutions

No discussion of hydrofoils is complete without addressing their application to the 2013 America’s Cup yachts. Catamarans screamed across the ocean. But with all that excitement, we sometimes forget how the crew jeopardized their lives in every race. This article presents an engineering perspective on the America’s Cup hydrofoils of 2013, with options for improvement.

read more

Hydrofoil Control: How to Stay on Foil

Why would an airplane company design a ship? When considering hydrofoil ships, aircraft share many of the same requirements. More specifically, every hydrofoil vessel needs a method of motion control, even sailing hydrofoils. This article discusses the problem of hydrofoil control and several solutions.

read more