The Rapid Ship Evaluation Tool (RSET) reduces the time and effort involved in producing a general arrangement during the early stages of ship design. By rapidly producing arrangements that satisfy a set of constraints specified by the designer, the tool facilitates exploration of the design space and investigation of the effects of compartment arrangement on the overall vessel to rapidly evaluate ship concept designs.
RSET allows the designer to experiment with various combinations of compartments and constraints to meet different objectives – for example, to minimise the hull form size and thereby minimise construction cost.
The software is very easy to use, with an intuitive user interface and an interactive 3D model that is updated as changes are made to the design. A 3D hull form model is the only required input; all other aspects of the design used for compartment arrangement can be defined within the software.
The tool is currently part of the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation project SHIPLYS and is under ongoing development.
For general enquiries relating to Rapid Ship Evaluation Tool, please contact Aidan Depetro
BMT Design & Technology