FlagShip’s structural design capability is based on MAESTRO, an integrated ship structural modeling, analysis, and optimization system. MAESTRO combines rapid ship-oriented ship structural modeling, large scale global and fine mesh finite element analysis, structural failure evaluation, and structural optimization in an integrated yet modular software package. MAESTRO’s core capabilities represent a system for rationally-based optimum design of large, complex thin-walled structures, although MAESTRO is also capable of performing local analyses. In essence, MAESTRO is a synthesis of finite element analysis, failure, or limit state, analysis, and mathematical optimization, all of which is smoothly integrated under a user-friendly graphical interface.
MAESTRO can be used to analyze and design many types of thin-wall stiffened structures, and has been used for virtually every type of ship from large tankers, container ships and bulk carriers to high speed ferries, multi-hull vessels, and SWATHs, as well as smaller vessels such as fishing vessels and patrol craft. MAESTRO’s modeling and analysis capabilities are not geometrically limited in any sense so that any type of geometry or structural configuration can be accommodated by MAESTRO.