Design of Marine Vessels: Empowering Change Presented by T&R SD-4

When:  May 19, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:15 PM (GB)
Please note - Registration will close on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.  A link to join the webinar will be emailed to you on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

The nature, mission profile, technical requirements, financial constraints and operational obligations of ships – all types – have changed radically in recent years, to a point where traditional design methods and tools are stretched to the limit or have simply become inadequate. Still underestimated with respect to its overall impact, interior arrangement, technical and not, takes a commanding role in the design process. The design spiral and gives way to a nascent neural-network type many-to-many relational environment among the various “components” of the design space: people, software and processes. For it to work, this paradigm requires availability of data and information, not just accessibility, and the design space to be structured on and around a single source of truth backbone. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) could represent the weave and connective tissue of such a design space, however it is fully reliant on a human-factor dependent realistic approach and on the ground-level seminal software tools that compose it -Naval Architecture calculation software, meta-data capable CAD, planning and cost estimation and prediction, etc. It follows that software tools must use common data sets without format conversion and produce bespoke output sets in full data flow automation, aptly made functional by a platform of platforms environment and AGILE compliant user-configurable deliverables. Crucially, and even more so from a psychological angle, the design space required nowadays is no longer industry delimited and is largely shaped by commonly available information technology. This session will explore examples of out-of-the-box design solutions available today.

Nick Danese, founder and current Principal of Nick Danese Applied Research (NDAR) and of SYRRKLE, holds Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering degrees. NDAR is a consultancy specialising in composing and delivering software solutions for design and building of marine vessels via Business Process Assessments, Implementation Consulting and engineering system integration in distributed, collaborative environments. SYRRKLE specializes in plug & play IIoT and IIIoT&S systems for the marine and other industries. Nick’s professional career started in the early 1980s, at the dawn of modern computing and composites, and over the years spanned numerous ground-breaking and deeply innovative projects in the marine and other industries. Nick presents at events about ship design and ship building and contributes to leading industry magazines on a regular basis

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Member Priced at registration
Non-member Priced at registration
SNAME Donation Priced at registration
Section Donation Priced at registration
Event Image


Lourdes Diano Elona-Lilley