This three-day course provides hands-on experience in using RulesCalc software to perform prescriptive checks required by the Lloyd’s Register Rules for Classification of Ships.

Who will benefit

This course is of great value to ship designers, marine consultants and plan approval surveyors who are looking to accelerate their day to day assessment work and focus more on value added services for their clients.

Naval architecture students will find RulesCalc a great learning tool to get themselves familiarised with Lloyd’s Register’s Rules for Classification of Ships.

The course will be delivered through a series of presentations and guided practical exercises.

RulesCalc helps to ensure compliance with LR rules in initial design stage. The transparent intermediate results provide extra assurance, enabling you to accelerate modelling and assessment.

RulesCalc is specifically designed for you to interactively optimise your design against the rule required scantlings and achieving prescriptive compliance through effective integration of classification Rules into the design process

By the end of the course you will have gained knowledge and skills needed to perform rule required assessments more efficiently.

Course agenda:

Day 1

  • RulesCalc overview

  • RulesCalc Startup wizard

  • Entering ship details

  • Creating materials and stiffener profiles

  • Defining loading conditions

  • Modelling transverse sections

Day 2

  • Assessing longitudinal strength

  • Local scantlings of longitudinal structures

  • Buckling assessment

  • Modelling and assessing transverse structures

Day 3

  • Checking scantlings in aft/fore regions and machinery spaces

  • Optimising scantlings

  • Comparing RulesCalc models

  • Creating RulesCalc reports

A workable example will be used to help attendees to consolidate their knowledge in loading, global and local strength assessments and machinery checks.