The maritime industry is facing accelerated growth in the complexity of integrated systems and software, giving rise to increasing challenges relating to designing, building, integrating, commissioning and operating modern ships.
Also, experience shows that, for assets that combine components and software from several suppliers, many stakeholders face system integration conflicts as well as challenges in assuring optimal system performance and change management.
In addition, there is a growing consensus that predicting the performance of complex integrated systems is a necessary requirement for maximizing efficiency and safety.
DNV believes traditional risk management methods will be insufficient going forward and that there should be a stronger focus on system performance rather than component reliability to manage increasingly complex ship systems.
A secure space for complex system configuration and simulation
The DNV Simulation Trust Center implements Open Simulation Platform (OSP) technology in an easy-to-use and secure collaboration space, where you can upload and share access to component models and explore and configure multiple system models and variations. Time domain simulations allow for understanding of dynamic behaviour.
The functional mock-up interface and co-simulation have been adopted as a standard and, through open-source software and interface standardization, our approach will enable cross-organizational and cross-platform cooperation to solve common challenges associated with system integration and change management.
Providing a solution where a system digital twin of an asset can be easily accessed and updated for simulation use cases from the early design phase, through commissioning and into operation can support a range of services throughout the lifecycle of integrated systems and will support lifecycle management.
The Simulation Trust Center is already in use and is available for testing by companies, including system suppliers, integrators and operators.