MAESTRO Base Module
The MAESTRO base module includes the graphical modeler for developing, loading, and post-processing MAESTRO structural models. MAESTRO’s modeling paradigm is organized to rapidly generate a finite element model of an entire ship. Using high-level building blocks (i.e., MAESTRO substructures and modules), MAESTRO can leverage longitudinal uniformity typically found within portions of a ship (e.g., plating thickness or frame size throughout a cargo hold, etc.). Each module has its own local coordinate system, and can be copied, rotated or transformed. Hull girder properties such as inertias, cross-sectional area, neutral axis, and section modulus can be plotted and queried for any section cut within the model.
MAESTRO offers numerous ship-based loading patterns (e.g., Basic Loads: Cargo Loads, Liquid Tank Loads; Sea Environment: Hull Girder Loads/Sea Loads/Ship Motion Loads; and Operational Loads: Slamming/Flooding/Docking) to accurately and efficiently produce the necessary load cases. These load patterns include scaled masses, panel pressures, mass distributions, tank loads, longitudinal and transverse hull girder load distributions, hydrostatic loads (stillwater/wave), additional accelerations, and hydrodynamic loads.
In addition to calculating displacements and stresses using the finite element analysis method, MAESTRO also performs an automatic failure evaluation of the principal structural members.