The ISD Lab integrates all the aspects involved in ship design by means of a multidisciplinary approach. The Laboratory, using the most advanced tools and developing proprietary software, provides innovative solutions from concept to detailed ship design.
The Integrated Ship Design Laboratory (ISD Lab) was established in early 2017 as part of the Department of Engineering and Architecture in the University of Trieste. The laboratory has the aim to innovate the ship design processes as well as to research and design new types of ships. The main objective of ISD Lab is to go beyond the design system by system, approaching the ship as a whole. The Ship is a complex system where all subsystems can be arranged in many different feasible layouts subjected to constraints, requirements and interconnections. Nevertheless, they contributes all together to the success of design process. Therefore, only approaching the aspects together and balancing their performances, it is possible to reach the best possible design: the one which guarantees the best economic performances (for commercial ships) and/or the best operative skills (for military ships, pleasure yachts, research ships etc.). This is the challenge of ISD Lab along with increase ships’ safety and lower environmental impact of vessels. To face up to these topics ISD Lab created a multidisciplinary team capable to use the most advanced tools for ship design as well as developing in house build software.
The most important topics of ISD Lab Research work are:
- New Materials for Shupbuilding
- Ship Hydrodynamics
- Hybrid Propulsion Systems
- Innovation of Ship Design Process
- Ship Concept Design based on Economic Performance
- Progressive Flooding Simulation
- 3D Rendering and Virtual Reality