Research is an important contribution to the competitiveness of Companies and Organisations and CETENA has been involved in research activities since its foundation in 1962, with important national and international research programmes.
It is a member of ITTC (International Towing Tank Conference), ISSC (International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress), ECMAR ASSOCIATION (European Cooperation in Maritime Research), CRS (Cooperative Research Ship) and AIRI (Italian Association for Industrial Research.
Research is the groundwork of Company know-how and special attention has been devoted to the needs of the maritime industry: shipbuilders, shipowners and maritime operators.
CETENA integrates its knowledge in a wide range of activities, going from hydrodynamics to ship structures and materials, from noise and vibrations to ship survivability.
CETENA is actively involved in several projects in Europe and Italy:
Funded by the European Commission:
SONIC - Suppression Of underwater Noise Induced by Cavitation (started on October 2012)
MOSAIC - Materials On board: Steel Advancement and Integrated Composites (started on September 2012)
MC-WAP (FP6) - Molten-carbonate Fuel cells for Waterborne Applications (recently finished) - www.mc-wap.cetena.it
BESST (FP7) – Breakthrough in European Ship and Shipbuilding Technologies - www.besst.it
CO-PATCH (FP7) – Composite Patch Repair for Marine and Civil Engineering Infrastructure Applications - www.co-patch.com
SILENV (FP7) – Ship Oriented Innovative Solutions to reduce Noise & Vibrations - www.silenv.eu
Funded by the European Defence Agency (EDA): - www.eda.europa.eu
QPP – Quiescent Period Prediction
CONVINCE – Vulnerability Reduction Technologies for Large Maritime Composite Structures
RACUN – Robust Acoustic Communications in Underwater Networks
FODAI – Fatigue and Overload Detection and Advising Interface
In addition CETENA was part of the drafting team of the EDA Strategic Research Agenda for the naval sector (ESM1)
Funded by Ministry of Industry:
Industria 2015 – Sistemi e sottosistemi navali competitivi (per qualità, costo e prestazioni)
Industria 2015 – SIS-TEMA (Sistema integrato sicuro terra mare)
Funded by the Ministry of Research and Education:
ECOMOS FIRB - Ricerca di Base sulla Compatibilità Ecologica delle navi per le Autostrade del Mare
Funded at Regional Level:
TECDOC (Liguria) - TECnologie Digitali per Organizzazioni Complesse (recently finished)
MACADI (Campania) - Sviluppo di Modelli e metodi di calcolo per l'Analisi di strutture in materiale polimerico e composito sotto Carichi Dinamici e d'Impatto.
OpenSHIP (Friuli Venezia Giulia) - Simulazioni di fluidodinamica computazionale (CFD) di alta qualità per le previsioni di prestazioni idrodinamiche del sistema carena-elica in ambiente OpenSOURCE - www.openship.it.
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