on-demand webinar

CFD-informed reduced-order modeling in marine

How reduced-order modeling enables executable digital twins


An engineer sitting at a computer analyzing the design model of a vessel after its gone through simulation testing.

The marine industry faces a pivotal moment as it undergoes a monumental shift from fossil fuels to emission-neutral solutions, as mandated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Simultaneously, digitalization emerges as a disruptive force, with simulation-driven ship design (SDSD) replacing outdated design approaches. SDSD integrates multi-physics simulation tools, offering high-level automation. Positioned to revolutionize the industry, SDSD addresses challenges in alternative powering solutions and green corridors, the infrastructure enabling green transformation.

While the digital twin (DT) has taken a central role in design processes, the main value proposition stems from the connectivity to the real-life physical system. The solution for this is the executable digital twin (xDT). It leverages standalone, easily adaptable and reusable simulation systems, keeping the mathematical details in the background for an easier user experience. This requires the underlying simulation models to run rapidly. The technology enabling xDT is reduced-order modeling (ROM).

At the conceptual stage, decision-makers and design planners are interested in the assessment of design drivers, such as factors determining capital and operational costs. At the core of xDT is the idea that encapsulated digital models can be utilized by anyone at any given point in time throughout the product lifecycle. The xDT thus enables decision-makers and design planners to assess design drivers, such as factors determining capital and operational costs.

In this webinar, learn about:

  • Examples of ROM for the marine industry
  • Enablement and application of ROMs for hydrodynamics: powering, seakeeping, maneuvering and structural analysis
  • ROM’s integration to the design process

Meet the speaker

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Philipp Mucha

Marine Senior Application Support Engineer

Philipp obtained his PhD, MSc and BSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Duisburg-Essen under Prof. Dr.Ing. Ould el Moctar. Later, he took on the role of research engineer and associate at the Institute of Ship Technology, Ocean Engineering and Transport Systems at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) in Duisburg and Karlsruhe, Germany, from 2012 to 2017. In 2018, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Boulder, CO. Since then, he worked as an Application Support Engineer with Siemens Digital Industries Software in Houston (2019) and Boston (since 2020), and is currently Senior Application Support Engineer, subject-matter expert for Marine for existing clients in the AMS zone.