Utilising our multi disciplined experience from start to finish we represent the customer at every stage of a project helping to protect the interests of the owner.
With experience of all major classification societies and flag authorities, we offer a complete plan approval service ensuring that projects are effectively managed through the classification process and every engineering detail is appropriately scrutinised.
Structural Analysis and Audits
BMT’s extensive skills in the design of marine structures enables us to offer a complete structural analysis, design and auditing service. From load prediction and structural analysis to fatigue assessments, we work in steel, aluminium and advanced composites.
Motion Predictions and Stabilisation Studies
With a strong background in the design of hull forms that offer good seakeeping ability, we have the tools and knowledge to make accurate motion predictions and assess the impact of proposed motion control systems from roll fins to stabilisation tanks and T-Foils.
Machinery Retro-fit Feasibility Studies
BMT has acted on behalf of a number of customers wishing to extend the capability of their existing vessel. Whether improving motions through the retro fitting of fin stabilisers or improving manoeuvrability through fitting additional thrusters, we have the practical experience to ensure the correct machinery is selected and installed appropriately.
Weight Verification Studies and Monitoring
From our background and experience in the design of lightweight high speed craft we lead in the design of lightweight vessels, which coupled with our comprehensive database of as-built weights gives us the capability to engineer and verify minimum weight solutions.
Performance Predictions and Model Testing
Utilising our comprehensive model test database we are able to conduct performance predictions utilising proven data. Results can be further verified by algorithms developed in house whilst Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis is available for optimisation studies. Additionally a full range of model test support services covering resistance and propulsion, wake surveys, seakeeping and manoeuvring tests can be offered.
Proof of Concept Studies
Working from initial concept sketches, we have the ability to provide solid engineering foundations to any designer’s concepts, allowing more accurate shipyard quotations and workable solutions from the early concept stage.
Energy Efficiency Studies
With soaring bunker prices, environmental legislation and social pressure there is an increasing need to save energy and strive for efficiency. Employing skills from all engineering disciplines BMT can evaluate every aspect of a yachts design and operation to identify energy use and set strategies for improvement.
Factory Acceptance Trials
Accepting ownership of complex items of equipment can be a daunting task. BMT can act on behalf of the yard, owners or suppliers to ensure that equipment meets its specification before leaving the factory.
Inclining Experiments and Stability Books
BMT provides a comprehensive stability analysis service, from preliminary intact/ damaged analysis and optimisation of compartmentation, to the undertaking of inclining experiments and preparation of final onboard stability information.
Manoeuvring Simulations and Onboard Simulator
BMT has developed the world’s leading state of the art PC based ship manoeuvring simulator ‘BMT REMBRANDT’ which is utilised to assess and optimise the manoeuvring and DP characteristics of new and existing designs. Additionally, the tool is installed on board for real time manoeuvring simulation training
by the yacht’s crew.
Wind Tunnel Testing
BMT owns and operates three large wind tunnels undertaking a broad spectrum of aerodynamic studies.
Conducting sea trials is a critical part of any project and BMT can ensure these are conducted under the right conditions representing the interests of the yard, owner or machinery suppliers.