Overview of the MAESTRO System




Historical Highlights
 Early Stages of Development and Fielding
   Professor Owen Hughes conceived and developed MAESTRO Wrote and published (Wylie/SNAME) textbook Ship Structural Design 1982 – 1983 Began moving MAESTRO into user community

 Initial Cycle of Distribution, 1983 – 1989
  Navies: United States, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom Commercial design organizations

 Middle Period of Distribution, 1990 - 1999
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Navies – total of 16 including Canada, Australia, Germany Ship Classification Societies – American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas, China Class, Croatian Register of Shipping Commercial User Base – expanded to 40-50 companies University Licenses – 20+ universities worldwide

 Recent Highlights, 2000 - 2010
   Continued distribution throughout commercial industry Established links with Professor Jeom Paik and ALPS limit states analyses Expanded to handle larger models, faster, with improved solvers


maestromarine.com .What is MAESTRO? Beam Coarse Mesh Full-Ship Detail Full-Ship 3 MAESTRO 2010 www.

of actively moving towards it.Rationally-based Structural Design “design directly and entirely based on structural theory and computer-based methods of structural analysis and optimization to achieve an optimum structure based on a designer-selected measure of merit.com .” “A true design process must be capable of accepting an objective.” 4 MAESTRO Academic Conference 2010 www.maestromarine. and of achieving it to the fullest extent possible.

maestromarine.Main Capabilities MAESTRO is a complete ship structural design system. Global Design Analysis • • • • • • • • Rapid Structural Modeling Ship-based Loading Finite Element Analysis Structural Failure Evaluation Structural Scantling Optimization Hull Girder Ultimate Strength Natural Frequency Corrosion Local Design Analysis • • • • • • Integrated Coarse Mesh/Fine mesh Analysis 3rd Party Import/Export Automated Global BCs Hydrodynamic Load Interface Import/Export Nastran Data Geometry Import 3rd Party Data Exchange 5 MAESTRO 2010 www.com .

Structural Modeling + + + = • Ship hull consists of a series of segments: cargo holds. compartments • FEMs are large and complex.maestromarine.com . and construction should be done in a carefully planned levels and sequences • Modules are helpful as they are ideal high-level building blocks 6 MAESTRO Academic Conference 2010 www.

& Strakes Stiffener Layout/Spacing 7 MAESTRO 2010 www.The MAESTRO “Module” Modeling Components      Reference/Opposite Ends Section Spacing/Number Endpoints Frames.com . Girders.maestromarine.

Cross-sectional Area. e.Ship Hull Girder Properties  Basic Ship Structural Properties  Hull girder properties.. can be recovered from the model. Inertias. etc.  Longitudinal Effectiveness On/Off 8 MAESTRO 2010 www.com . Section Modulus. Neutral Axis.g.maestromarine.

maestromarine.com .) Pressure Loads Mass/Inertia Based Loads Hydrodynamic Loads MAESTRO 2010 www.f.Ship Based Loading  Lightship mass distribution  Structural weight  Weight distribution  Hydrostatic Loads  Still water  Waves  Tank Loads  External bending moment and shear force  Cargo Masses  Forces  Moments     9 Accelerations (6 d.o.

Ship-based Loading 10 MAESTRO 2010 www.maestromarine.com .

maestromarine. 11 MAESTRO 2010 www.Finite Element Analysis Obtain the stresses throughout the model for all defined load cases.com .

maestromarine.Structural Failure Evaluation (Limit States) Evaluate the entire ship for all of the different possible failure modes for each load case. Evaluation Types  MAESTRO  ALPS/ULSAP  ALPS/HULL 12 MAESTRO 2010 www.com .

maestromarine.com .Structural Failure Evaluation (Limit States) Limit State Analysis   The formulation of MAESTRO’s limit states is covered in Ship Structural Analysis and Design and Ultimate Limit State Design of Steel-Plated Structures These constitute the theoretical manual for MAESTRO’s limit state 13 MAESTRO 2010 www.

and girders which receive full evaluation. frames.all structural members are evaluated to the factors of safety chosen by the user  Different factors of safety can be specified for all “collapse” limit states and for all “serviceability” limit states.com .  In addition to the strakes. triangles.Structural Failure Evaluation (Limit States)  Evaluation is automatic . and additional beams receive limited evaluation  Struts and pillars are evaluated for Euler buckling  Evaluation Patches 14 MAESTRO 2010 www.maestromarine. or specified on a limit state-by-limit state basis..  Additional panels..

maestromarine.Structural Failure Evaluation (Limit States)  MAESTRO Adequacy Parameters  ALPS/ULSAP Adequacy Parameters 15 MAESTRO 2010 www.com .

com .maestromarine.Structural Failure Evaluation (Limit States)  Automatic Evaluation Patch (Panel) Generation  A patch is a collection of elements with its boundary supported by bulkheads or beams. 16 MAESTRO 2010 www.

Structural Failure Evaluation (Limit States)  Collects plate and beam elements  Automatic (or Manual) Evaluation Patch Generation  Represents the stiffened panels and correct panel parameters 17 MAESTRO 2010 www.maestromarine.com .

3D (near term implementation) 18 MAESTRO 2010 www.Hull Girder Ultimate Strength  ALPS/HULL.maestromarine.com . 2D (available now)  ALPS/HULL.

maestromarine.” 19 MAESTRO Academic Conference 2010 www.Optimization    Uses sequential linear programing (SLIP2) Optimization eliminates any structural inadequacies While achieving user-specified objectives   Cost Units  Least Weight Least Cost Weighted combination  Rationally-based Design Process (Optimization)     Iterates structure through design cycles to revise scantlings Re-runs the finite element analysis Re-evaluates the structural adequacy of each member for all failure modes and load cases Process continues unit the structure has converged to an optimum design that has no structural inadequacies Cycles “SLIP2 is able to solve problems involving a large number of constraints of various types and in which the objective may be any user-specified non-linear function of the design variables.com .

Rationally-based Structural Design 1 CONSTRUCTION OF THE FINITE ELEMENT MODEL SPECIFICATION OF LOADS. AND DESIGN WAVES FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS Calculate Load Effect (Q) LIMIT STATE ANALYSIS Calculate Limit Values of Load Effects (QL) FORMULATE CONSTRAINTS 2 3 6 OPTIMIZATION OBJECTIVE 4 5 g 1 g 2 g 3 Q  QL DESIGN EVALUATION Constraints satisfied? Objectives achieved? 20 MAESTRO 2010 www. LOAD PARAMETERS.com .maestromarine.

Ability to import FEMAP/NASTRAN detailed models.com . 21 MAESTRO 2010 www.Fine Mesh Analysis Fully integrated fine mesh modeling and analysis capability.maestromarine.

Fine Mesh Analysis  MAESTRO Embedded Analysis  Integrated local models into the global model through Rspline elements  Solve coarse mesh model and fine mesh models  MAESTRO Top-Down Analysis  Multiple models in a region  (1) solve coarse mesh model.maestromarine. (2) impose coarse mesh model nodal displacements as boundary conditions. (3) solve fine mesh models  3rd Party Top-Down Analysis  Export fine mesh models with boundary conditions 22 MAESTRO 2010 www.com .

com .maestromarine.Natural Frequency Analysis Perform a natural frequency analysis with or without added mass 23 MAESTRO 2010 www.

maestromarine.Corrosion  Corrosion is defined as an additive property to the original structure  Associated via a Load Case  Net thickness is automatically used in FEA and Limit State Analysis 24 MAESTRO 2010 www.com .

VERES. such as PreCal. Wamit.com . etc. 25 MAESTRO 2010 www. Lamp. Mora.maestromarine.3rd Party Data Exchange  Hydrodynamic Code Interface.

com .3rd Party Data Exchange  Import/Export Nastran Data 26 MAESTRO 2010 www.maestromarine.

and maintain coarse mesh model  Ship based loading  Tanks  Hydrostatics  Hydrodynamic Interface  Structural Panel Evaluation Paradigm  Integrated & Switchable Structural Criteria  Coarse mesh / Fine mesh coexistence 27 MAESTRO 2010 www. modify.com .maestromarine.MAESTRO Benefits  Easy to create.

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