Common Structural Rules Software Updated with Multiple Enhancements

(HOUSTON) Common Structural Rules Software LLC (CSRS), a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has released updates with new functionality added to both the Prescriptive Analysis (PA) and FE Analysis (FEA) applications.

“We have worked together with Lloyd’s Register and the CSRS Team to ensure our tools continue to evolve and meet the needs of our clients, keeping pace with technological developments in the maritime and offshore industries.  This latest release offers many new advantages over earlier versions,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology.

Nick Brown, LR Marine and Offshore Director, commented: “LR and ABS’s partnership continues to improve functionality, integration and modularity of the CSR Software to ensure that we provide the best tools for the industry to use when applying Common Structural Rules.”

CSR PA now allows users to directly import the NAPA cross sectional structural data. Using this feature, users can quickly create new ship models using an existing NAPA model.

PA also now includes features to model multiple small openings within transverse primary supporting members. The transverse assessment will take into consideration these openings while performing various calculations.

FEA software is now capable of carrying out local model analysis. This feature allows a fine mesh model to be built outside of the global model so that multiple engineers may work on a design simultaneously.

Both the PA and FEA Software are compatible on both the Win 7.0 Operating System and Windows 10 Operating System.

The software provides users with an easy way to evaluate designs. It has been cross-checked by IACS and both software products: CSR Prescriptive Analysis and CSR Finite Element (FE) Analysis, demonstrated very high accuracy compared to other software.

Improvements to this leading software facilitate compliance to IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR), providing users with an easy way to evaluate designs. Developed from the technical strengths of LR and ABS, the CSR Prescriptive Analysis and CSR Finite Element (FE) Analysis software is now employed by over 600 users and growing every day. Regular updates will continue to improve functionality and address rule changes.

Details can be found in the Release Notes and User Guide bundled with the software installation. The updated CSR Prescriptive Analysis and CSR FE Analysis is available for download from the Common Structural Rules Software LLC website at www.commonstructuralsrulessoftware.com.

 

About ABS

ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.
 

About Lloyd’s Register (LR)

We started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, we’re one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures for clients in over 75 countries worldwide. The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.

In a world of increasing complexity – overloaded with data and opinion - we know that our clients need more than technology to succeed. They need an experienced hand. A partner to listen, cut through the noise and focus on what really matters to them and their customers. Our engineers and technical experts are dedicated to assurance. That means a commitment to embracing new technology, and a deep rooted desire to drive better performance. So we consider our customers’ needs with diligence and empathy, then use our expertise and over 250 years’ experience to deliver the smart solution for everyone.

After all, there are some things technology can’t replace.
 

About Common Structural Rules Software LLC (CSRS)

Common Structural Rules Software LLC (CSRS), a joint venture company established in 2011 by ABS and LR, provides industry with a validated and verified suite of software tools for CSR that meets industry concerns regarding the possibility of different interpretations of the CSR requirements.

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