PrimeShip-HULL for Container Carriers


“PrimeShip-HULL for Container Carriers” is advanced calculation software developed and released by the Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) to incorporate the structural strength requirements of container carriers found in Chapter 32, Part C of the Rules for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships. This page includes a summary of the software, its hardware requirements, and information on how to obtain a copy of it for use. A special support site has been created for the software where users can receive the latest information relevant to the software. Please use the user ID and password assigned to your software to login into the site.

Rule Calculation

The rule calculation system can evaluate strength requirements such as hull girder strength, local strength, buckling strength, ultimate strength, fatigue strength, etc. as required by Chapter 32, Part C of the Rules using cross sectional data inputted by users (shown on the right). In addition, the system possesses a user interface capable of quickly modeling not only ordinary, but also transverse cross sections, and then outputting the relevant calculation result reports as Microsoft Word or Excel files

Direct Strength Analysis

The direct strength calculation tool (shown on the right) is capable of conducting Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and providing strength assessments. The system, based upon Altair Engineering’s HyperWorks, strongly supports structural assessment work by providing design loads, boundary conditions, etc. in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 32, Part C of the Rules, and can be used to perform various yield, buckling and torsional strength analyses. The system also is capable of proposing appropriate reinforcement plans using sensitivity analysis, data linking with NAPA Steel (3D CAD software produced by NAPA Ltd) and performing ultimate strength assessments which take into account the effects of whipping, sea water pressure and container loads.

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Applications and Inquiries

Application Inquiries
Hull Department, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
TEL: +(81)-3-5226-2017, -2018
Fax: +(81)-3-5226-2019
PrimeShip-HULL Support Desk
(Hull Rules Development Department, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai)
TEL: +(81)-3-5226-2180
Fax: +(81)-3-5226-2172