Technical bulletin 2015

Bureau Veritas has a leading role in the shipping and offshore industry as a key technical guarantor between the shipyards and design companies on one hand and ship owners and oil majors on the other hand.

The research strategy of Bureau Veritas is based on worldwide cooperation with universities, research centers and industrial companies. Our objective is to constantly update our design tools, rules and methodologies to reflect the most advanced research in all disciplines interacting with the shipping and offshore industry including hydrodynamics, structural integrity, energy efficiency and risk analysis.

With this 2015 edition of Technical Bulletin, we are proud to present a selection of technical papers delivered by experts from Bureau Veritas during the previous year.

Long-term developments in Hydrodynamics, Mooring and Hydro-structure interactions continue to form a major part of the research due to their crucial importance in the evaluation of design integrity. This research work enables us to continuously upgrade our in-house software and tools such as HydroStar, Homer and Ariane. A large part of the research work presented in the following papers has been made possible thanks to ease of customizing and improving our own tools.

Other themes such as underwater radiated noise or ship energy efficiency have been investigated thanks to fruitful participation in several cooperative research projects.

It is important to point out that the final goal of these research efforts is to produce more accurate tools and methodologies, to improve the quality of our rules, and to help our experts to deliver new high-quality services and to perform advanced computations for the classification of complex units.