A Summary of GDS Ship Engine Room Simulator (ERS) charateristics to fit into your training program

With our product, certified by the Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK) as a Class A (Full Mission) Engine Room Simulator, our purpose is to ensure that the instructors can efficiently utilize this training environment in their Maritime Education and Training (MET) programs and that the trainees can have a productive training.

Developed by GDS Engineering R&D; our product called Ship Engine Room Simulator (SERS);

  • Meets IMO STCW 2010 requirements (with Manila Amendments).
  • Supports training programs using IMO Model Course 2.07 (2017 Edition).
  • Certified by Class NK for meeting both IMO STCW 2010 and Model Course 2.07.
  • The simulator is the digital twin model of a real ship (ref. to User Manuals for complete references and details)
  • Configurable for an individual training study on a Workstation/PC
  • Configurable for group studies with distributed system configuration using distributed computers and large touch-screen panels as well as association of hardware consoles and panels.
  • Provides automated training reports.
  • Includes high voltage training functions
  • Simulates all engine room machinery and systems with over 50 Graphical User Interface (GUI) Panels.
  • All systems are interfaced with all engine room parameters, any change in any parts of the systems is immediately affect the other systems, as in reality!
  • Emphasizes all aspects of the electrical operations with realistic functions.
  • Easy graphical user interfaces that considerably decrease the time for learning and allowing instructors to directly move on to the training objectives.
  • Includes 5 User Manuals, allowing to apply the manuals to training programs directly.
  • Includes Exercise Workbooks for students to come to the simulator center with their study books. When books and user manuals are incorporated, it provides a similar work studies in real ships.
  • Exercise Book I is to use in the Operational Level of STCW 2010 training / competency levels. There are more than 10 example exercises are provided; already meeting the STCW objectives.
  • Exercise Book II is to use in the Management Level of STCW 2010 training/ competency levels. There are more than 10 example exercises are provided; already meeting the STCW objectives.
  • Engine room systems are simulated with high resolution rendered components providing easily readable GUIs on screens, which considerably decrease the learning time and moving on to the training subjects.

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Would you Like to Capture Our Vision in Simulator Development?

GDS Engineering R&D is a research and development company, established by the academicians employed at Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty, Tuzla, Istanbul. GDS SERS Development Team has been utilizing engine room simulators since 2001, every year for training of marine engineering students with the following two engineering courses:

ERS I Operational Level Simulator Course: This course is for STCW Operational Level Proficiency Training after completing other Operational Level Courses at 4-year-university level. It is 4 hrs a week continuing for 14 weeks per semester. Each student must take this course to be eligible for long term training onboard a ship.

ERS II Management level Simulator Course: This course is to satisfy the proficiency levels for Management Level. It is 3 hours for 14 weeks and each student must complete the onboard training and then after completing this class for graduation.

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Through using simulators in both of these courses since 2001, we gained a good level of expertise on the use of simulators in Maritime Education & Training. Our team has also provided Training of Trainers courses IMO Model Courses 6.09 and 6.10. Some of our team members provided on site training at other Turkish institutions and became experienced on using simulators developed by various manufacturers.

Experienced in academic, engineering, and simulator courses, we have started describing a new simulator, aiming to provide an engine room simulator with the following important characteristics:

  • Reduction of Learning Time of the Software to Focus on Engine Room Systems Training:
    • Having different mouse key assignments or keyboard shortcuts in a simulator for various software functions and controls make the software much more complex to use and that affect the training objectives negatively. Therefore;
    • SERS provide a much less complex user interface allowing trainees focus on the professional tasks for “running the engine room systems” rather than “running the simulator.”
    • All GUI panels are easily displayed or closed:

“1-Click” Approach for ease of use:

  • All sysems are operated with a left mouse click.
  • All software functions are activated with a left mouse click.
  • All selections are made with a left mouse click.
  • No hidden functions or keys to use for activating a specific panel.

Fidelity and Realism

    • Having a more accurate approach on how to display and how to operate the systems and components.
    • Realistic functionality of pumps, compressors, engines, etc. with mathematical modeling reflecting the realistic time durations and process dynamics.
    • Realistic remote and local control for the pumps and compressors.
    • Realistic graphical user interface for electrical system (Circuit Breakers, Remote Panels, Synchronization Panel, etc.)
    • Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) objects, such as valves, are designed and shown in accordance with the respective international standards. Also, real engine rooms are studied to understand and display the controls, valves, and similar objects with a more understandable object design.
    • Pipe colors are selected to fit to the international standards. This provides a more comprehensive maritime education approach and ensures enough practice opportunity for diagram reading in the real engine room.
    • Components are created with various drawing and design software packages, then they are animated for better understanding, and better on-off state indications. For example, trainee could understand a pump is turning and could see there is a flow in a pipe with both color change and observed parameters.
    • Enough/necessary parameters displayed to understand the engineering principles.
    • Emphasis on Safety Systems (CO2 Fixed Fire Installation system is included as a separate panel)
    • Emphasis on Upcoming Regulations or Technology (Inclusion of ME Denoxification system as a separate panel).
    • Basic sounds (alarms and engine sounds) are implemented. Alarms are implemented appropriately as in the real environment with SILENCE, ACKNOWLEDGE and RESET buttons.

Unique Assessment Features

SERS provides direct evaluation methods with objective evidence of training with the following training outputs:

  • A text based training report generated for each trainee for each training session.
  • Screen captures generated for each user action and recorded in a historic time order, allowing to monitor and display the complete flow of the trainee actions.
  • Instructor monitoring and reaction time display and record for each trainee.
  • Trainee tools to easily record and maintain the training records.
  • More Accurate Philosphy is developed for use of SERS for a more Efficient and Realistic “Team Management” Training
    • “Repeating all functions in distributed computers” approach cause students tend to complete all training functions from one computer only. However;
    • SERS architecture allow for distributing panels to different units without repeating. Student must complete the task from its designated location.

About Global Dynamic Systems (GDS)

Global Dynamic Systems, Inc (or GDS Engineering R&D, Inc. or in short GDS), was established in 2014 with the aim of developing high technology products and systems and provide solutions through collaboration with universities, industrial firms and governmental or non-governmental organizations.

We aim to support your business goals in the advancement of the human prosperity and healthy living.


GDS developes products with simulations of real worls systems, such as with Maritime Simulators.

We also prodive support to the industrial organisations in their product development or research projects by means of training, consultacies or services.

Our capabilities in desing and engineering solution projects, are, in summary:

  • Online Training Courses: We provide online training courses on Systems Engineering related topics, such as MIL-STD-810H Product Testing, RTCA-DO-160G Product Testing, MIL-STD-461G EMI/EMC Testing.
  • Mechanical Design: Solid modeling, parts and components desing, system design (i.e., engine parts, pipes, etc) engineering system design (cooling system, hyraulic/pneumatic systems, geabox design, etc.), surface modeling, and so on.
  • Engineering Analysis: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Finite Element Analysis, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Vibration, Shock, and Sound Analysis, Impact Analysis, etc.
  • System Simulations: Our firm is developing engine simulators, in which both diesel engine processes and systems and subsystems (turbocharger, air cooler, manifolds, etc.) are modeled and simulated.
  • Use of the Ship Engine Room Simulator:  Our engine room simulator is complete for educational use. However, it also has high level of research capabilities for use by ship operating agencies for testing and understanding their systems’ behaviors. Our simulator is basically a “twin modal” of your container type ship.
  • Machine Learning: With a through study of your plant parameters, we can propose and develop useful periodic reports on how to manage your systems better with problems arising before they actually occur.

GDS Engineering has the infrastructure, knowledge, personnel, and infrastructure and has taken part in international projects or to led projects. GDS has its own Project Management System (GDS-PMS) as well as Quality Management System (GDS-QMS) that help produce various tools and templates for use in project or quality management including risk-based management methods.

Our firm, consisting of PhDs, senior engineers, anh highly skilled managers, are experienced in both product development, analysis, research, and training.  We provide engineering and support services for supporting your project requirements and company needs.

Online Training on MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160, MIL-STD-461G, MIL-STD-704 Environmental Testing of Products, provided by GDS Engineering R&D, Systems Engineering Products and Solutions. Training Led by a Live US-based Sr. Instructor: Dr. Ismail Cicek. Product Verification and Validation Courses for Integrated Systems. C-17 Military Aicraft. FAA/EASA. US DoD. Safety First. US Army. US Air Force and US Navy Tailoring Examples for Mission and Environmental Profile. Setting Test Limits and Durations are Explained. How to evaluate test results and mitigate the risk (Risk Assessment Matrix). Aircafft Equipment, Devices, Plugs, Machinary, Engines, Compressors, or Carry-on. European CE Time Schedule. FAA Requirements Management. Efficient way of learning. Continues Education. Class Material.

We utilize engineering software and tools depending on the Project requirements, when needed, for example: -3D CAD and CAM packages: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor -Engineering Analysis and Optimization: ANSYS Fluent and ANSYS Packages, Autodesk Inventor -System Simulation: CATIA -GT-Power Engine Analysis and Simulation Software – SIL and HIL Simulations -LSTC LS Dyna -National Instruments LabVIEW, LabVIEW RT and NI DAQ/Control Hardware -Matlab, C/C++, and other software when needed.

We also develop our own engineering modeling and analysis programs. For example, we have our mathematical models developed for the analysis and simulation of diesel engines. This module helps testing of diesel engines and comparing the results against the simulated baseline system.

Energy Management in Marine Engineering: We understand and can model your marine engineering platform for identifying the deficiences for energy management for your cost saving.

Group training on “MIL-STD-810H testing” might be a better option?

A Group Training Might be a Good Option for your Organization?

  • Training can be customized to your organizational needs. In such cases, training could emphasize selected topics in more details with additional discussions and Qs & As.
  • Group trainings of 10 or more adds no additional cost.
  • Group trainings of 15 or more, discounts will apply.
  • Maximum training class size is 20 in order to ensure the efficiency of the training.

About the Training on MIL-STD-810H Testing:

A Hands-on “Online” or “Onsite” Training Class
Led by a live, U.S. based instructor

Department Of Defence Test Method Standard
Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests

Training Scope and Contents:

  • A good understanding of product testing in view of MIL-STD-810G/H and other relevant military standards.
  • Overview of Systems Engineering, V&V, and Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) document.
  • Establishment of Test Requirements and Test Plans.
  • Test Procedures, Scheduling, Implementation, and Test Reports.
  • Tests are covered in detail per MIL-STD-810. Altitude, temperature, humidity, shock, vibration, acceleration, salt fog, explosive atmosphere, etc..
  • Some tests MIL-STD-810H tests are covered briefly; however, we ensure all questions are answered in each topic.
  • Cases studies, sample reports and discussions on issues.
  • Design issues and test failure discussions.
  • Risk management for test results and acceptance criteria.
  • Design Recommendations.

Platform and equipment test examples are provided in each test method presentations and discussions, including:

  • Military aircraft platforms (fixed and rotary wing), ground vehicles, and navy ships
  • Avionics, electrical and mechanical systems, and structural project applications
  • Test tailoring examples to include the selection of tests, parameter levels, and durations
  • Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) document and test curve establishment.
  • Tailoring and Life Cycle Environmental Profile (LCEP)

Method and Schedule of the Training Class:

  • Online training using ZOOM
  • Led by a live, U.S. based instructor (Dr Ismail Cicek)
  • 2.5 days of training
    • 1st Day: 08:00 – 16:00 (Lunch Break between 11:30 and 12:30)
    • 2nd Day: 08:00 – 16:00 (Lunch Break between 11:30 and 12:30)
    • 3rd Day: 08:00 – 12:00
    • Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
  • Registration includes all presentations and additional material shared before the class.
  • Attendees will receive a Training Certificate.
  • Training includes knowledge check quizzes, a competition type fun way or learning.

How to Register:

Send your training/registration requests or specific questions
to our Training Contact Person
info@GlobalDynamicSystems.com or aozdemir@tr-test.com.tr
+90 (537) 210-4068 | +90 (312) 923 99 99

About Trainer:

Training is provided by Dr Ismail Cicek with several assistance from personnel experienced in MIL-STD-810 testing.

Dr. Cicek studied PhD in Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas Tech University in Texas, USA. He study included random vibration. He has both industrial and academic experience for over 30 years.

He gained engineering and leadership experience in the United States Department of Defence projects and programs as systems development engineer about 15 years. He led the development of various engineering systems for platforms including C-5, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, and C-130 E/H/J.  Dr. Cicek’s experience includes unmanned aerial vehicle development where he utilized the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Malfunction Data Recorder Analysis Recorder System (MADARS) development for military transport aircraft.

Dr Cicek worked as the lab chief engineer for five years at the US Air Force Aeromedical Test Lab at WPAFB/OH. He received many important awards at the positions he served, due to the excellent team-work and his detail oriented and energetic personality.  These included Terra Health’s Superior Client Award in 2009 and Engineering Excellence Award in 2010 as well as an appreciation letter from the US Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), signed by the commander in charge.

Dr Cicek also established a test lab, called Marine Equipment Test Center (METC) and located at Istanbul Technical University, Tuzla Campus, for testing of equipment per military and civilian standards, such as RTCA-DO-160. Providing engineering, consultancy, and training services to many companies and organizations, Dr. Cicek has gained a great insight into the tailoring of standard test methods in accordance with military standards, guides, and handbooks as well as Life Cycle Environmental Profile LCEP) developed for the equipment under test.

Dr. Cicek also completed various product and research projects, funded in the USA, EU, and Turkey. He is currently teaching at Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty, Tuzla/Istanbul. He also manages the Marine Equipment Test Center in Tuzla Campus.

This short training on MIL-STD-810H testing class will provide education in the purpose of each test (with emphasis on CONOPS and LCEP documents), the following:

  • Equipment required to perform
  • Selection of procedures
  • Correctly identifying test conditions
  • Test durations
  • The methodology to correctly apply the specified test environments

Vibration test methods will be covered in detail with fundamental topics, such as sine, random, sine on random, dwell, and sweep testing. The trainer of the class has Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with PhD thesis study on random vibrations and he served in several test laboratories gaining hand on practice on military and aviation standards over the years.

Shock and acceleration testing will be covered using MIL-STD-810 and additional material to cover the methods and selection of tests. Dr. Cicek has developed acceleration test process at US Air Force laboratory for certifying certain products per military standards for in-service use.

More about Training Contents:

MIL-STD-810H, Method 500.6 Low Pressure (Altitude)
MIL-STD-810H, Method 501.7 High Temperature
MIL-STD-810H, Method 502.7 Low Temperature
MIL-STD-810H, Method 503.7 Temperature Shock
MIL-STD-810H, Method 504.3 Contamination by Fluids
MIL-STD-810H, Method 505.7 Solar Radiation (Sunshine)
MIL-STD-810H, Method 506.6 Rain
MIL-STD-810H, Method 507.6 Humidity
MIL-STD-810H, Method 508.8 Fungus
MIL-STD-810H, Method 509.7 Salt Fog
MIL-STD-810H, Method 510.7 Sand and Dust
MIL-STD-810H, Method 511.7 Explosive Atmosphere
MIL-STD-810H, Method 512.6 Immersion
MIL-STD-810H, Method 513.8 Acceleration
MIL-STD-810H, Method 514.8 Vibration
MIL-STD-810H, Method 515.8 Acoustic Noise
MIL-STD-810H, Method 516.8 Shock
MIL-STD-810H, Method 517.3 Pyroshock
MIL-STD-810H, Method 518.2 Acidic Atmosphere
MIL-STD-810H, Method 519.8 Gunfire Shock
MIL-STD-810H, Method 520.5 Combined Environments
MIL-STD-810H, Method 521.4 Icing/Freezing Rain
MIL-STD-810H, Method 522.4 Ballistic Shock
MIL-STD-810H, Method 523.4 Vibro-Acoustic/Temperature
MIL-STD-810H, Method 524.1 Freeze / Thaw
MIL-STD-810H, Method 525.2 Time Waveform Replication
MIL-STD-810H, Method 526.2 Rail Impact
MIL-STD-810H, Method 527.2 Multi-Exciter
MIL-STD-810H, Method 528.1 Mechanical Vibrations of Shipboard Equipment (Type I – Environmental and Type II – Internally Excited)

Relation with RTCA-DO-160 Explained:

  • Training will provide some comparison between military tests against the FAA/EASA certification test requirements covered in RTCA-DO-160.
  • For example, Fire Flammability will be covered in detail in this training.
  • Differences in some test procedures, for example, Altitude, Temperature, Water Proofness / Rain / Immersion, Humidity, Contamination by Fluids, Vibrations, Shock and Crash Accelerations, Icing Freezing, and Salt Fog, will be explained with rationale.
  • Demonstrating the differences between DO160 and 810 is a great way of understanding the tailoring process iaw MIL-STD-810H.

Relation with Industrial and Other Military Standards Explained:

  • In some cases, MIL-STD-810H tests may not be enough; especially when additional specific material requirements are concerned.
  • Training covers a test standards session where examples from other military as well as industrial standards are explained briefly. This session provides an understanding into the rationale for choosing MIL-STD-810 test methods or other military/industrial standards.
  • For example, military or DO-60 Salt Fog test versus ASTM corrosion tests are explained with when and why you may need other tests.
  • Test plans usually include EMI/EMC test procedures. Training will provide a short session with a general overview of the MIL-STD-461 testing and how to select procedures for your equipment and platform.

Emphasis Given into Tailoring:

  • Developing a test plan wrt MIL-STD-810 testing might be confusing and if not it is definitely a time consuming process.
  • Training will provide an understanding into why and when Concepts of Operations document is needed and how test requirements are established. This will be covered by both presentations and specific product examples in use in specific platforms.How to develop a Lifecycle Environmental Profile will be given by examples.In test method, discussion will cover “what items” and “how” they will be tailored.

Who Should Attend?

  • Program Managers to understand the test scheduling and planning. Also, it is important for them to establish a “test review team”.
  • Technical Leads and Requirements Managers to understand how to write correct test requirements
  • Test personnel to learn how to implement the tests
  • Design teams to learn what to consider in their design to pass the testsPersonnel responsible for test plans
  • Decision makers to understand the strategy when choosing certain test procedures in their product life cycle planning for target platforms and for marketing.
  • All candidates of Systems Engineering professionals.

We have provided Systems Engineering Training courses to more than 50 Organizations and over 200 individual trainees so far.

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MIL-STD-810H Training Contents