Research & Development
MDEM R&D provides structural expertise services in strength, structural stability, vibration calculations, and weight optimizations by using the Finite Element Method for the entire Damen Group. More than 10 years of working experience with different vessel types and complex structures let us bring the most reliable, practical, and modern solutions to each project where we are involved.
MDEM R&D supports engineering teams with structural calculations based on Classification Rules requirements and preparation of the reports for Class Approval. Our service includes global strength, racking, natural frequency, docking/transportation analyses as well as local calculations for masts, wheelhouses, fenders, ramps, girders, all kinds of foundations, anchor/mooring equipment, and decks including helicopter platforms, etc. to make vessel design satisfying all the structural requirements in terms of strength, structural stability, and vibrational excellence. The department works closely with DAMEN Research, Development, and Innovation to develop modern and unique technologies including the development of the software for the vessel design and performance prediction needs.