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Structural finite element method analysis

Over the years of the productive work, our experts participated in the following FEM analysis related projects and case studies:

Structural FEM analysis of the yacht (Shipyard/Shipowner: confidential) aft tender garage (Fr.2 – Fr.16) /2017/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Structural non-linear FEM analysis of the self-propelled cutter suction dredger (Uljanik shipyard YN 500) gantry module /2017/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the Ro-Ro vessel (Uljanik shipyard YN 531) /2017/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis of the yacht (Shipyard/Shipowner: confidential) superstructure (Fr.6 – Fr.49; Upper/Bridge/Sun Deck), fore tender garage and helicopter platform (Fr.82 – Fore End), fore and aft dynamic stabilizer modules /2016/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the livestock carrier (Uljanik shipyard YN 526) /2016/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis of the yacht (Shipyard/Shipowner: confidential) superstructure (Fr.6 – Fr.44; Upper/Sun Deck) with roll-bar (above Sun Deck Fr.28 – Fr.42) /2016/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Structural FEM analysis of the self-propelled cutter suction dredger (Uljanik shipyard YN 500) spudcarrier/spudguide/spud assembly and auxiliary spudsystem /2015/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis of the yacht (Shipyard/Shipowner: confidential) superstructure (Fr.6 – Fr.44; Upper/Owner/Sun Deck), fore tender garage and helicopter platform (Fr.94 – Fore End), fore and aft dynamic stabilizer modules /2015/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Analysis and evaluation of the GRP/foamcore sandwich panel structural variants for the car carrier (Uljanik shipyard YN 513) /2015/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis of the chemical tanker (3. Maj shipyard YN 722) mooring and anchoring equipment supporting structure /2015/.
Client: 3. Maj (Shipyard; Rijeka, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis of the yacht (Shipyard/Shipowner: confidential) superstructure (Fr.21 – Fr.39; Main Deck to Sun Deck) /2015/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Structural FEM analysis and optimization of the bulk carrier (3. Maj shipyard YN 724) three-hold models /2014/.
Client: 3. Maj (Shipyard; Rijeka, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis of the tug NAC 28 (Fr.17 – Fr.31; Main Deck) /2013/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Structural FEM analysis of the yacht (Shipyard/Shipowner: confidential) garage (Fr.2 – Fr.24; Upper Deck) /2013/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Structural FEM analysis of the rescue boat crane supporting structure (Shipyard/Shipowner: confidential) /2013/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Structural FEM analysis of the RIVA 122 MYTHOS hull (Fr.24 – Transom) /2012/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Structural FEM analysis of the Dock 11 (Viktor Lenac shipyard) platform and extension /2012/.
Client: Brodarski Institut (Research institute; Zagreb, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis of the yacht (Shipyard/Shipowner: confidential) superstructure (Fr.2 – Fr.44; Upper/Fly/Sun Deck) /2012/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Structural FEM analysis of the yacht (Shipyard/Shipowner: confidential) superstructure (Fr.12 – Fr.44) /2012/.
Client: NAVGES s.a.s. (Naval Architecture office; Trieste, Italy).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the passenger catamaran (Tehnomont shipyard YN 94) with respect to the lifting load case /2012/.
Client: CADCON (Design office; Pula, Croatia).

Structural full ship FEM analysis and optimization of the general cargo carrier (P10-03432 BORE) /2012/.
Client: NAVIS CONSULT (Design office; Rijeka, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis and optimization of the general cargo and Ro-Ro carrier (P09-02705 NORLINE) /2012/.
Client: NAVIS CONSULT (Design office; Rijeka, Croatia).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the passenger ship (P09-01624, VEGAYACHT V853) /2011/.
Client: NAVIS CONSULT (Design office; Rijeka, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis of the tanker for oil and chemicals (3. Maj shipyard YN 712) according to IACS CSR for Double Hull Oil Tankers /2010/.
Client: Croatian Register of Shipping (Classification society; Split, Croatia).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the livestock carrier (Uljanik shipyard YN 486) /2009/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural fine-mesh FEM analysis of the floating barge (3. Maj shipyard YN 13530) /2009/.
Client: 3. Maj (Shipyard; Rijeka, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis of the bulk carrier three-hold model according to IACS CSR for Bulk Carriers /2009/.
Client: Croatian Register of Shipping (Classification society; Split, Croatia).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the floating barge (PPD 250) /2008/.
Client: Brodarski Institut (Research institute; Zagreb, Croatia).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the car carrier (3. Maj shipyard YN 705) launching /2008/.
Client: 3. Maj (Shipyard; Rijeka, Croatia).

Structural full-ship FEM analysis of the wide-body sailing boat prototype /2008/.
Client: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture (University; Zagreb, Croatia).

Structural design of the cargo spreader assembly /2008/.
Client: Massoel – Meridian (Shipowner; Geneva, Switzerland).

Structural design of the adjustable support variants for the ship-borne transport of yachts /2008/.
Client: Massoel – Meridian (Shipowner; Geneva, Switzerland).

Structural full-ship FEM analysis of the Con-Ro carrier (Uljanik shipyard YN 472) /2007/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural full-ship FEM analysis of the car ferry (C2) /2007/.
Client: BOAT CONSULTING (Design office; Rijeka, Croatia).

Structural full-ship FEM analysis of the car ferry (RAB IV) /2007/.
Client: BOAT CONSULTING (Design office; Rijeka, Croatia).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the redesigned harbor barge /2007/.
Client: CADCON (Design office; Pula, Croatia).

Structural FEM analysis of the Bavaria 42 Match keel to hull joint /2007/.
Client: Mađarić i Lui (Law firm; Zagreb, Croatia)

Structural full-ship FEM analysis of the car carrier (Uljanik shipyard YN 477) /2006/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural fine-mesh FEM analysis of the car carrier (Uljanik shipyard YN 463) critical details /2006/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural full-ship FEM analysis of the tanker (Brodosplit shipyard YN 441) launching and docking /2005/.
Client: Brodosplit (Shipyard; Split, Croatia).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the car carrier (Uljanik shipyard YN 463) /2005/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the wagon carrier (Uljanik shipyard YN 459) /2005/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural full ship FEM analysis of the car carrier (Uljanik shipyard YN 456) /2005/.
Client: Uljanik (Shipyard; Pula, Croatia).

Structural engineering calculations and related software development

Over the years of productive work, our experts participated in the following software development related activities and projects:

Calculation code for the composite panel evaluation according to the relevant Bureau Veritas rules /2015/.
Client: In-house usage.

Calculation code for determination of the corrosion addition according to the IACS CSR for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers /2015/.
Client: In-house usage.

Calculation code for determination of the structural loads according to the IACS CSR for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers /2015/.
Client: In-house usage.

Calculation code for the direct strength analysis according to the IACS CSR for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers /2015/.
Client: In-house usage.

Calculation code for the structural buckling analysis according to the IACS CSR for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers /2015/.
Client: In-house usage.

FASTREL: calculation code for the advanced reliability analysis /2014/.
Client: In-house usage.

LUSA: calculation code for the advanced incremental-iterative progressive collapse analysis of the monotonous thin-walled structures /2012/.
Client: In-house usage.

Calculation code for determination of the optimum propeller (Wageningen B-Series) /2010/.
Client: In-house usage.

Calculation code for the robustness analysis /2009/.
Client: EU FP6 Project IMPROVE consortium.

CREST CSR-BC: Software for ship structural evaluation according to the IACS CSR for Bulk Carriers /2009/.
Client: Croatian Register of Shipping (Classification society; Split, Croatia).

Library of the structural yielding/buckling criteria prescribed by the relevant Bureau Veritas rules /2008/.
Client: EU FP6 Project IMPROVE consortium.

CREST CSR-T: Software for ship structural evaluation according to the IACS CSR for Double Hull Oil Tankers /2006/.
Client: Croatian Register of Shipping (Classification society; Split, Croatia).


Technical documentation and publication preparation

Over the years of productive work, our experts participated in development and preparation of the following technical documentation and publications:

Rules for the classification of ships, Part 2 – Hull, Section 4.7 Hull girder ultimate strength /2013/.
Client: Croatian Register of Shipping (Classification society; Split, Croatia).

Theoretical/user/example manuals for various CREST CRS/CSR-T/BC software versions /2006-2012/.
Client: Croatian Register of Shipping (Classification society; Split, Croatia).

A number of various technical reports regarding successfully completed projects and case studies.
See the list of related projects and case studies.

A number of published journal and conference papers and presentations.
See the list of related published papers.


Structural engineering related research, development, education and training

Over the years of the fruitful research work, our experts participated in 6 collaborative research projects and (co)authored 35 published journal and conference papers:

Research projects:

Structural reliability of damaged oil tanker in the Adriatic sea – DATAS /2014–Today/.
Funded by Croatian Science Foundation as Project 8658.

Multiple criteria design models in ship and aircraft structural design /2007–2013/.
Funded by Republic of Croatia, Ministry of science, education and sport as Project 120-1201829-1671.

Developing lightweight modules for transport systems featuring efficient production and life-cycle benefits at structural and functional integrity using risk-based design – DE-LIGHT Transport /2006–2010/.
Funded by European Commission as FP6 STREP TST5-CT-2006-031483.

Design of improved and innovative products using integrated decision support system for ship production and operation – IMPROVE /2006–2009/.
Funded by European Commission as FP6 STREP TST5-CT-2006-031382.

Multiple criteria design models in ship structural design /2002–2007/.
Funded by Republic of Croatia, Ministry of science, education and sport as Project 0120014.

Integrated software system for ship structures /2003–2005/.
Funded by Republic of Croatia, Ministry of science, education and sport.

Published journal papers:

Kitarović, Stanislav; Andrić, Jerolim; Pirić, Karlo. Hull girder progressive collapse analysis using iacs prescribed and nlfem derived load - end shortening curves. Brodogradnja : časopis brodogradnje i brodograđevne industrije. 67 (2016) , 2; 115-128.

Kitarović, Stanislav; Andrić, Jerolim; Pirić, Karlo. Rational magnification of the plate elastic shear buckling strength. Thin-walled structures 94 (2015) ; 167-176.

Pirić, Karlo. Reliability analysis method based on determination of the performance function’s PDF using the univariate dimension reduction method. Structural safety 57 (2015); 18-25.

Parunov, Joško; Andrić, Jerolim; Ćorak, Maro; Kitarović, Stanislav. Structural reliability assessment of container ship at the time of accident. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M - Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment 229 (2015), 2; 111-123.

Andrić, Jerolim; Kitarović, Stanislav; Pirić, Karlo. Residual hull girder ultimate strength of double hull oil tankers. Brodogradnja 66 (2015), 3; 1-13.

Kitarović, Stanislav; Žanić, Vedran. Approximate approach to progressive collapse analysis of the monotonous thin-walled structures in vertical bending. Marine structures 39 (2014); 255-286.

Kitarović, Stanislav. Nonlinear Euler–Bernoulli beam kinematics in progressive collapse analysis based on the Smith's approach. Marine structures. 39 (2014); 118-130.

Andrić, Jerolim; Kitarović, Stanislav; Bićak, Mateja. IACS incremental-iterative method in progressive collapse analysis of various hull girder structures. Brodogradnja 65 (2014), 1; 65-77.

Kitarović, Stanislav; Žanić, Vedran; Andrić, Jerolim. Progressive collapse analyses of stiffened box-girders submitted to pure bending. Brodogradnja 64 (2013), 4; 437-455.

Žanić, Vedran; Prebeg, Pero; Kitarović, Stanislav. Method for generation of the primary response fields in bending and restrained torsion of thin-walled structures. Harbin Gongcheng Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Harbin Engineering University 27 (2006); 16-24.

Published conference papers:

Andrić, Jerolim; Pirić, Karlo; Prebeg, Pero; Andrišić, Josip; Dmitrašinović, Aleksandar. Structural design and analysis of large “open type” livestock carrier. Proceedings of the International Conference on Ships and Offshore Structures, ICSOS 2017. Sören Ehlers & Jeom Kee Paik & Yong Bai (ur.). Shenzhen, China, 2017.

Andrić, Jerolim; Prebeg, Pero; Pirić, Karlo. Influence of different topological variants on optimized structural scantlings of passenger ships. Progress in the Analysis and Design of Marine Structures-MARSTRUCT 2017. Guedes Soares & Garbatov (ur.). London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. 173-181.

Andrić, Jerolim; Prebeg, Pero; Pirić, Karlo; Kitarović, Stanislav; Žanić, Vedran; Čudina, Predrag; Bezić, Ana; Andrišić, Josip. FE based structural optimization according to IACS CRS-BC. 13th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures. Jensen, J.J ; Nielsen, U, D. (ur.). Copenhagen, Denmark : DTU, Technical University of Denmark, 2016. 1-9.

Kitarović, Stanislav; Andrić, Jerolim; Pirić, Karlo. Elastic shear buckling capacity of the longitudinally stiffened flat panels. 5th International Conference on Marine Structures Analysis and Design of Marine Structures : proceedings / Guedes Soares & Shenoi (ur.). London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. 463-471.

Kitarović, Stanislav; Andrić, Jerolim; Pirić, Karlo; Bičak, Mateja. Progressive collapse analysis of a bulk carrier using IACS prescribed and NLFEM derived load - end shortening curves. IMAM2015: Towards Green Marine Technology and Transport. Guedes Soares C, Dejhalla R, Pavletić D (ed). London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. 295-303.

Stipčević, Marko; Kitarović, Stanislav; Dundara Đani; Radolović, Vito. Evaluation of composite sandwich panel structural variants for fixed car decks in the upper cargo hold of the Ro-Ro car and truck carrier. IMAM2015: Towards Green Marine Technology and Transport. Guedes Soares C, Dejhalla R, Pavletić D (ed). London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. 317-325.

Žanić, Vedran; Andrić, Jerolim; Prebeg, Pero; Pirić, Karlo; Radić, Lukša. Design Support System application to structural design of mega-yacht. IMAM2015: Towards Green Marine Technology and Transport. Guedes Soares C, Dejhalla R, Pavletić D (ed). London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. 501-513.

Kitarović, Stanislav; Andrić, Jerolim; Pirić, Karlo. Elastic shear buckling capacity of the longitudinally stiffened flat panels. MARSTRUCT2015: Analysis and Design of Marine Structures. Guedes Soares & Shenoi (ed). London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. 463-471.

Žanić, Vedran; Kitarović, Stanislav. Influence of the shear force and distributed load on the longitudinal ultimate strength. MARTECH2014: Maritime Technology and Engineering. Guedes Soares & Santos (ed). London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2015. 425-438.

Pirić, Karlo; Kitarović, Stanislav; Žanić, Vedran. Validation and verification of modified DRM with respect to its application in the reliability based design approach. IMAM2013: Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources. Guedes Soares C, López Peña (ed). London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. 779-787.

Andrić, Jerolim; Kitarović, Stanislav; Plavšić, Maja; Žarko, Ana. Hull girder ultimate strength of a damaged oil tanker. Proceedings of the SORTA2014 - 21st Symposium on Theory and Practice of Shipbuilding. Dejhalla R (ed). Rijeka : University of Rijeka, 2014.

Kitarović, Stanislav; Andrić, Jerolim; Pirić, Karlo; Mikulić, Antonio. Magnification of the plate shear load capacity in analysis and synthesis of the ship structures. Proceedings of the SORTA2014 - 21st symposium on Theory and Practice of Shipbuilding. Dejhalla R (ed). Rijeka : University of Rijeka, 2014.

Žanić, Vedran; Pirić, Karlo; Kitarović, Stanislav. Reliability and robustness based design attributes for multi-criteria decision making. OMAE2013: ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 2A: Structures, Safety and Reliability. ASME, 2013.

Pirić, Karlo. Reliability analysis based on the statistical moments calculation and fitting of the performance function's probability density function. ASRANet2012: Network for Integrating Structural Analysis, Risk & Reliability. Proceedings of the 6th International ASRANet Colloquium. London, 2012.

Kitarović, Stanislav; Žanić, Vedran. Ekstremno savijanje tankostjenih kutijastih nosača: Analize progresivnog kolapsa. Proceedings of the SORTA2012 – 20th Symposium on Theory and Practice of Shipbuilding. Zagreb : University of Zagreb and Brodarski institut, 2012.

Andrić, Jerolim; Grgić, Mate; Pirić, Karlo; Žanić, Vedran. Structural assessment of innovative design of large livestock carrier. IMAM2011: Towards Sustainable Maritime Technology and Transport. Rizzuto E, Guedes Soares C (ed). London : Taylor & Francis, 2011. 351-358.

Žanić, Vedran; Andrić, Jerolim; Prebeg, Pero; Stipčević, Marko; Pirić, Karlo. RoPax structural design - multi-level decision support methodology. Proceedings of the PRADS2010 Conference. Rio de Janeiro, 2010.

Dundara, Djani; Radolović, Vito; Stipčević, Marko; Fischer, Niklas. Implementation of lightweight sandwich panels for car deck structure. Roland F (ed). Proceedings of the ECTPS2010 Conference. Papenburg, 2010. 1-15.

Kitarović, Stanislav; Andrić, Jerolim; Žanić, Vedran. Extended IACS incremental-iterative method for calculation of hull girder ultimate strength in analysis and design. Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention - Proceedings of the International Workshop "Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention". Guedes Soares C, Parunov J (ed). London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010. 103-112.

Žanić, Vedran; Kitarović, Stanislav; Prebeg, Pero. Safety as objective in multicriterial structural optimization. OMAE2010: ASME 2010 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 2. ASME, 2010. 899-910.

Andrić, Jerolim; Žanić, Vedran; Sponza, Dino; Dundara, Djani; Radolović, Vito; Grgić, Mate; Pirić, Karlo; Stipčević, Marko. Structural Analysis of Livestock Carrier. Proceedings of the SORTA2010 Conference. Lumbarda, 2010.

Prebeg, Pero; Kitarović, Stanislav; Žanić, Vedran. The design methodology with the sequencer for efficient design synthesis of complex engineering systems. Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 2009.

Žanić, Vedran; Andrić, Jerolim; Prebeg, Pero; Kitarovic, Stanislav; Piric, Karlo. Multi-objective Optimization of Ship Structural Topology and Scantlings. IMDC2009: 10th International Marine Design Conference. Erikstad SO (ed). Trondheim : Tapir Academic Press, 2009. 789-803.

Žanić, Vedran; Andrić, Jerolim; Stipčević, Marko; Prebeg, Pero; Hadžić, Neven. Structural optimization of Con-Ro ship superstructure - EU FP6 project DeLIGHT. IMAM2009: Towards the Sustainable Marine Technology and Transportation. Volume 1. Goren O, Okan B, Karakas SC (ed). Istanbul : ITU, 2009. 95-102.

Žanić, Vedran; Jančijev, Tomislav; Kitarović, Stanislav; Pirić, Karlo; Rogulj, Andrija. Concept design of modern tankers and bulk carriers using IACS Common Structural Rules in the design loop. IMAM2009: Towards the Sustainable Marine Technology and Transportation. Volume 1. Goren O, Okan B, Karakas SC (ed). Istanbul : ITU, 2009. 145-152.

Žanić, Vedran; Andrić, Jerolim; Stipčević, Marko; Prebeg, Pero; Hadžić, Neven. Structural optimization of a sandwich car deck structure for ro/ro car carrier from Uljanik shipyard – EU project DeLight. Proceedings of the SORTA2008 – 18th symposium on Theory and Practice of Shipbuilding. Sladoljev Ž, Jambrošić D (ed). Zagreb and Pula : University of Zagreb and Uljanik, 2008. 299-309.

Žanić, Vedran; Prebeg, Pero; Kitarović, Stanislav. Decision support problem formulation for structural concept design of ship structures. MARSTRUCT2007: Advancements in Marine Structures - Proceedings of MARSTRUCT2007, The 1st International Conference on Marine Structures. Guedes Soares C, Das PK (ed). London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2007. 499-509.

Žanić, Vedran; Stipčević, Marko; Hozmec, Josip. Reliability Based Optimization – Application to Racking of Multi-Deck Ships. ASRANet2006: Network for Integrating Structural Safety, Risk and Reliability. Das PK (ed). Proceedings of the 3rd International ASRANet Colloquium. Glasgow, 2006.

Žanić, Vedran; Stipčević, Marko. Sensitivity of Reliability-Based Designs to Correlation Structure of the Input Variables. ASRANet2004: Network for Integrating Structural Safety, Risk and Reliability. Proceedings of the 2nd International ASRANet Colloquium. Barcelona, 2004.

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