Viking Systems performs collision studies during the design of vessels as well as during forensic studies.

The work includes the use of non-linear time-domain finite element analyses procedures where the striking vessel is modeled to provide the energy imparted onto the vessel of interest.  The studies involve several analyses to determine:

  • The Side Shell strength of the Vessel capturing when structure fails and no longer is effective

  • Penetration Depth

  • Possible Breach of Innerskin Bulkheads

  • Residual Stress locked in the structure after impact

  • Dented Shape of the damaged area for further study