AVEVA and BVN long- term partnership BVN has been a long- term customer of AVEVA, as BVN's first implementation of an AVEVA software application goes back to 1982. Today, BVN is using the Hull Structural Design and Hull Detailed Design applications from AVEVA. AVEVA Hull Finite Element Modeller AVEVA Hull Finite Element Modeller is a new software application that enables the configurable, automatic creation of efficient finite element meshes from the hull structural model, and data transfer directly into ANSYS ® Mechanical T or other third- party analysis programs which support XML. It generates a 3D mesh model from an idealised structural model where insignificant components such as notches, cut- outs or small holes can be filtered, and where geometry is simplified and idealised to be suitable for finite element analysis. The properties of the resulting mesh model can be controlled in terms of the shape of elements, aspect ratios and the maximum number of nodes per element, before generation and export to ANSYS ® or similar FEA packages. AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 1 | Page 21 About ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems ( TKMS) BVN is one of the shipyards belonging to the TKMS group, which also comprises Blohm + Voss Shipyards in Hamburg and Kiel, Howaldtswerke - Deutsche Werft GmbH shipyard in Kiel, Germany, Kockums shipyard in Karlskrona, Sweden and Hellenic Shipyards near Athens, in Greece. All these shipyards are now dedicated to the design and production of mega yachts and naval vessels, from submarines to surface vessels such as frigates and corvettes. From left: Rafael Doig and Michael Bohm. Photograph courtesy of BVN. Above: The mesh in ANSYS ® Mechanical T is automatically generated from the pre- mesh created in AVEVA Hull Finite Element Modeller. Image courtesy of BVN. ' By using the Hull Finite Element Modeller on a frigate project, we believe we can reduce the time needed for detailed finite element meshing by approximately 1,000 hours.'
AVEVA NET integrates information at Paks Nuclear Power Plant Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary has a total nominal power of 1,970 MW electrical ( MWe) and supplies approximately 40% of the country's electricity. The plant has been generating power since 1982. In 1989, AVEVA PDMS was introduced at the plant site and, in 2008, the plant became one of the first operational nuclear plants in the world to introduce AVEVA NET. We visited Miklós Mészáros, Group Leader of the CAD group ( top right) and Gabor Debulay, CAD Engineer, Technical Division ( Mechanical Engineering Section) ( lower right) to learn how the AVEVA software is being used at the plant. Bob Aldridge Product Marketing Manager - AVEVA Plant Below: The Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary. Photograph courtesy of Paks Nuclear Power Plant. Page 22| AVEVA PIPELINE | 2010 Issue 1