Naval architecture

As global leaders in naval architecture, we deliver premier services to the military, marine and oil and gas industries from first concept through to vessel retirement.

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Key contact

Rob Teasdale

Global Business Development Director

Australia

+61 (0) 3 86206180 defence-security@bmtglobal.com

Naval architecture

We provide a ‘whole-of-ship’, submarine and commercial marine structures design and support service which includes every aspect of naval architecture skills and knowledge.  Our naval architecture department provides a complete range of technical work to support naval vessels, commercial shipping projects and customised vessel designs for the mineral sands, mining and resources industry.

Our naval architecture services include:

Stability analyses

  • Intact and damaged stability assessments to naval and commercial standards
  • Inclining experiments and deadweight surveys
  • Preparation and update of trim and stability books
  • Residual buoyancy assessment
  • Assessment of remedial actions to improve intact and damaged ship stability
  • Stability management plans

Ship motions and manoeuvring

  • Analytical and numerical analysis of the behaviour of ships operating in a seaway
  • Prediction of ship transfer functions, structural loads due to motion, operability envelopes and motion sickness index
  • Full-scale ship motion monitoring and sea trial data analysis
  • Prediction of 2D ship manoeuvring behaviour
  • Design and analysis of roll-reduction tanks using CFD in partnership with our in-house design tool

Ship resistance, powering and range

  • Numerical prediction of total ship resistance
  • Development of numerical propulsion models and the prediction of installed power requirements
  • Calculation of range, fuel requirements and optimum operating regimes
  • Hull form design analysis and optimisation
  • Planning and execution of full-scale speed trials