Special Issue "Advanced Techniques for Design and Manufacturing in Marine Engineering"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Antonio Mancuso
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Guest Editor
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: CAD; yacht design; CFD; optimization techniques; virtual reality
Prof. Dr. Davide Tumino
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Guest Editor
Facoltà di Ingegneria e Architettura, Università degli Studi di Enna Kore, 94100 Enna, Italy
Interests: marine engineering; FEM; topology optimization; additive manufacturing

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Modern engineering design processes are driven by an extensive use of numerical simulations, and naval architecture and ocean engineering are no exception. Since computational power has been improved over the last few decades, the integration of different tools such as CAD, FEM, CFD, and CAM allows complex modeling and manufacturing problems to be solved in a more feasible way. Classical naval design methodology can take advantage of this integration, giving rise to a more robust design in terms of shape, structural and hydrodynamic performances, and manufacturing process.

This Special Issue aims to invite researchers and engineers from both academia and industry to publish the latest progress of design and manufacturing techniques in marine engineering and to debate about current issues and future perspectives in this research area. Suitable topics for this issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • CAD-based approaches to design hull and appendages of sailing and engine boats and comparison with traditional techniques;
  • Finite element method applications to predict structural performances of the whole boat or of a portion of it with particular attention to the modeling of the material used;
  • Embedded measurement systems for structural health monitoring;
  • Determination of hydrodynamic efficiency using experimental, numerical or semi-empiric methods for displacement and planning hulls;
  • Topology optimization techniques to overcome traditional scantling criteria based on international standards;
  • Application of additive manufacturing to obtain innovative shapes for internal reinforcements or sandwich hull structure.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Mancuso
Prof. Dr. Davide Tumino
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • CAE tools
  • yacht design
  • additive manufacturing
  • structural health monitoring

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Practical Prediction of the Boil-Off Rate of Independent-Type Storage Tanks
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(1), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010036 - 01 Jan 2021
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Because environmentally-friendly fuels such as natural gas and hydrogen are primarily stored in the form of cryogenic liquids to enable efficient transportation, the demand for cryogenic fuel (LNG, LH) ships has been increasing as the primary carriers of environmentally-friendly fuels. In such ships, [...] Read more.
Because environmentally-friendly fuels such as natural gas and hydrogen are primarily stored in the form of cryogenic liquids to enable efficient transportation, the demand for cryogenic fuel (LNG, LH) ships has been increasing as the primary carriers of environmentally-friendly fuels. In such ships, insulation systems must be used to prevent heat inflow to the tank to suppress the generation of boil-off gas (BOG). The presence of BOG can lead to an increased internal pressure, and thus, its control and prediction are key aspects in the design of fuel tanks. In this regard, although the thermal analysis of the phase change through a finite element analysis requires less computational time than that implemented through computational fluid dynamics, the former is relatively more error-prone. Therefore, in this study, a cryogenic fuel tank to be incorporated in ships was established, and the boil-off rate (BOR), measured considering liquid nitrogen, was compared with that obtained using the finite element method. Insulation material with a cubic structure was applied to the cylindrical tank to increase the insulation performance and space efficiency. To predict the BOR through finite element analysis, the effective thermal conductivity was calculated through an empirical correlation and applied to the designed fuel tank. The calculation was predicted to within 1% of the minimum error, and the internal fluid behavior was evaluated by analyzing the vertical temperature profile according to the filling ratio. Full article
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A Novel Three-SPR Parallel Platform for Vessel Wave Compensation
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8(12), 1013; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8121013 - 10 Dec 2020
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A wave compensation platform based on 3-SPR parallel platform is designed for marine ships with a dynamic positioning system. It can compensate for the heave, rolling, and pitching movement of a vessel under level 4 sea state. The forward kinematics of the mechanism [...] Read more.
A wave compensation platform based on 3-SPR parallel platform is designed for marine ships with a dynamic positioning system. It can compensate for the heave, rolling, and pitching movement of a vessel under level 4 sea state. The forward kinematics of the mechanism is used to draw the central point position workspace and the attitude workspace of the moving deck of the compensation platform. The compensation effects of the 3-RPS parallel compensation platform and the 3-SPR parallel compensation platform are compared, and the feasibility and superiority of the compensation scheme using the 3-SPR parallel compensation platform are proved. To lower the working height of the upper deck of the compensation platform and reduce the extension range of the support legs, the structure of the compensation platform is optimized, and a novel 3-SPR parallel platform is designed. Finally, a simulation model was established. Using the inverse kinematic model as a compensation movement solver which can online calculate the length of branch legs based on the measured heaving, rolling, and pitching values of vessels, the compensation effect of the new structure under a certain sea state is simulated. The result demonstrated the efficiency of the ship motion decoupling movement of the newly designed compensation platform and proved the competence of it. Full article
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