Simulation training is widely used in the aircraft industry to train pilots to operate aircraft. Likewise, ship bridge simulators are used to train the crews of large vessels. The efficacy of this type of training is recognized by international standards and is often required by regulations. A new application of simulation training technology is being developed by Virtual Marine Technology in co-operation with researchers at Memorial University. Specifically, they have developed immersive training simulators for small vessels such as lifeboats and fast rescue craft.
The objective of this research project is to develop a computer program to predict the responses of mooring lines in waves and current. The nonlinear line tensions and anchor loads will be computed. By integrating the computer program into a vessel motion analysis tool, the development allows for the coupled mooring line and vessel dynamics computation. Validation studies will be carried out for mooring lines in deep water and in shallow water.
Bombardier Aerospace, a world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, is interested in technology developments that improve aerodynamic design methods. One of their objectives is to improve the process in which aerodynamic parameters are introduced within the optimization process to facilitate the application of geometric and aerodynamic constraints.