Studies

G&C’s expertise across the entire ship design process enables
us to conduct special studies across a wide spectrum of ship types and design
stages, for specific engineering disciplines as well as holistic system
engineering and design integration. These studies range for requirements
development, design optimization, and advanced analysis using analytical tools
such as FEA and CFD.

G&C’s unique insight into the downstream cost, schedule and
risk impacts of decisions made early in the design cycle enables us to assess
early stage requirements in terms of net benefits. This knowledge and expertise
was used to develop a fleet architecture assessment tool for the Navy to
evaluate various Maritime Pre-Positioned Forces (Future) (MPFF) fleet
architectures and CONOPS. These architectures were defined by Conceptual
Designs developed by G&C to add fidelity to the model in terms of feasible
future platform performance. The tool used a discrete event simulation platform
to assess the effectiveness of various architectures in deploying and
sustaining large combat forces from the sea. An understanding of how each
influences the other is essential for deriving an optimized fleet vision of how
those assets are going to be employed, and the resultant must have, should
have, and assessable trade space requirement set.

CAESaR Seabasing Model

G&C has extensive
experience in design assessment and optimization studies within each
engineering major discipline. In addition, each discipline’s unique expertise
has been developed into a body of corporate knowledge to perform total ship
multi-disciplinary optimization studies that include:

  • Mission Analysis, Threat Assessment
  • Weapon and Sensor Selection and Evaluation
  • Topside Integration and Blockage Analysis
  • Total Ship Integration and Impact Assessments
  • Space Arrangement Optimization

Optical Blockage Analysis Model

G&C Computational Fluid Dynamics expertise provides the
capability to perform complex analysis to resolve engineering issues and preform
optimization trade-offs without the expense of model testing and within a much
more compressed time period. This studies include:

  • Hull optimization
  • Resistance prediction
  • Stack gas dispersion
  • Flight deck crosswinds
  • Propeller design/optimization
  • Hull-propeller-rudder interaction
  • Cavitation
  • Free surface effects
  • Wake generation
  • Tank sloshing
  • Ventilation diffusor flow pattern
  • IR signature