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Navy wharf design put to the test

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The Royal Australian Navy has used AMC’s full mission bridge simulator to assess a new wharf design.

Navy navigation specialists worked with AMC staff and design teams to model the new wharf and simulate vessels manoeuvring around it.

Four types of ship and a submarine were subjected to various environmental conditions such as strong current and high winds.

Commander Nick Tate explained that the simulated assessment was an important step in making sure the design’s position, alignment and structure met Navy’s needs.

“Running the simulations on the proposed new wharf is an important step in making sure the design’s position, alignment and structure meet Navy’s needs,” he said.

“It’s just one example of Navy using simulation as a key tool in capability development in order to improve ship and port safety and efficiency.”

He said that experienced Navy operators working alongside the wharf design and College research teams brought together the right skills for a successful project.

“We were impressed with the professionalism of the staff, and the ease that the Navy, AMC staff and design teams were able to work together. The report we got at the end was excellent and met all of our needs.”

Published on: 13 Dec 2017