Introduction: The National Engineering Research Center for Shipbuilding, established by Dalian University of Technology (DUT), Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. and Bohai Shipyard Group Co., Ltd., is dedicated to basic research, applied research and industrial research concerning design and manufacturing technologies and product development of shipbuilding and ocean engineering equipment. With its headquarters located in DUT, the Center relies on the related scientific research teams of DUT and sets up nine research and development departments of Shipbuilding and Ocean Engineering, i.e. departments of equipment design technology, manufacturing process technology, product design, computational analysis technology, experiment and testing technology, propeller manufacturing and processing technology, welding technology, lifting equipment design technology, and energy-saving and emission-reduction technology, as well as an engineering verification laboratory.
The Center has branches set in both Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. and Bohai Shipyard Group Co., Ltd. and equipped with an industrial laboratory for high-efficiency assembly technology and an industrial laboratory for welding technology respectively. In recent years, based on the cooperation mechanism of Deep Integration of Industry-University-Research, the Center has achieved representative research results in high-tech product development of shipbuilding and ocean engineering equipment, transformational manufacturing technology of special components, design technology of complex anti-corrosion system, high-efficiency combustion technology and low-carbon fuel power technology, etc.
Fig. 1 3D laser printing equipment for casting sand mold of complex components
Fig. 2 High-efficiency combustion technology and low-carbon fuel power technology