IMO Model Course Exercise recommends students learn the weather change effect on engine performance.
GDS Engineering R&D developed a modern Engine Room Simulator (ERS) and it is in use by various research and training institutions. GDS ERS, called SERS, includes all engine room, ship, and environmental paramaters to demonstrate the weather effect to engine performance while onboard systems are maintaining their status with the displayed parameters. This scenario study is a predefined and set in the ERS for instructors to directly apply in their STCW Management Level Exercises. Student Workbooks accomodate this exercise with specficic forms to fill by the trainees.
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.
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.
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);
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.
For more information, clisk here to read the details of the GDS ERS in our ERS product page. https://www.globaldynamicsystems.com/
or watch our YOUTUBE CHANNEL for more information with some example videos.
Established in 2014, GDS Engineering R&D offers products and services to the transporation industry.
The vision of GDS started earlier than 2014. Our personnel has been providing engineering services in various defense programs and projects and educational services since 1997. GDS was first estblised in San Antonio, Texas in 2008, the headquarters was then moved to Istanbul, Turkey in 2014.
Established by Dr Ismail Cicek, GDS now provides engineering services and products to the industry with a small team of engineers and managers of seven (7), academic consultants or part time subject matter experts (SMEs) of more than 10, and part-time associated students of five (5).
We provide international educational services, test support, or deliver products in various locations in the world, including the main office located in Istanbul, Turkey.
Our main product is Engine Room Simulator (ERS). All of our products are listed in summary here. Our main services are training and consultancy services on environmental qualification test standards, such as MIL-STD-810H and RTCA-DO-160G.
MODERN IMO STCW TRAINING SIMULATORS
We develop and provide engine room simulator to the maritime schools, institutions, and companies. Our modern and effective Engine Room Simulator (ERS), certified by ClassNK in 2020, is already in use by many institutions around the world. Click here to read more about the GDS simulator products. Our simulator development story involves the collaborations with universities, industrial firms and governmental or non-governmental organizations.
Maritime Simulator Products
SERSTM is a certified, advanced, and Full Mission engine room simulator that can be used in both laboratory and distributed team environment training. Click to read more about SERSTM.
SESSTM is a software simulation of all electrical systems in a typical engine room. It can be used as a laboratory software or in-class demonstration software. Click to read more about SESSTM.
HVTSTM is a software, which can be used in the training of high voltage operations onboard a ship, such as Vacuum Circuit Breaker, Transformer, and high power loading to the main bus. Click to read more about HVTSTM.
VPLTM is software, which supports the laboratory sessions of Physics I and and II experiements, which are mechanical and electrical experiments, respectively. Click to read more about VPLTM sotware.
ENVIRONMENTAL TEST TRAINING FOR YOUR SUCCESS!
With years of experience in developing defence and aviations systems and environmental test experience, GDS provides training on defense, aviation, and industry test standards. Click here to read more about the details of the systems engineering and test training subjects.
Training Programs Systems Engineering | Online or Onsite | International
ENVIRONMENTAL TEST, ANALYSIS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
We also provide environmental testing services including the testing of your products to MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160G, and other military and industry standards. Some of which are vibrations, mechanical shock, low/high temperature, humidity, corrosion (salt spray, salt fog), and drop. We can help reduce your final issues in your product development through experience sharing, testing, or analysis.
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:
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.
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Our firm, consisting of PhDs, senior engineers, and highly skilled managers, are experienced in all phases of product development and project management; requirements, research, planning, design, analysis, testing, certification, and personnel training. We provide engineering and services for your success in your project and company goals.
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.
Dr İsmail Çiçek 1990 yılında İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (İTÜ) Gemi Makineleri İşletme Mühendisliği Bölümünden mezun oldu. Akademik dünya ve endüstrinin değişik alanlarındaki çalışmalarıyla geniş tecrübe sahibi olan İsmail Çiçek, Texas Tech Üniversitesi Makine Mühendisliği Bölümünden 1995’de Yüksek Lisans 1999’da doktora diplomalarını aldı. Dr Çiçek yüksek lisans çalışmasında dizayn ve kontrol sistemleri, doktora çalışmasında ise mekanik titreşimler ve kontrol sistemleri konularında çalışmalar yaptı.
Dr İsmail Çiçek 1999-2003 yılları arasında İTÜ Denizcilik Fakültesi Gemi Makineleri İşletme Mühendisliği Bölümünde Öğretim Üyesi ve Bölüm Başkan Yardımcısı olarak görev yaptı. Bu süre içerisinde Dr Çiçek İTÜ Simülatör Merkezinin kurulması, International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) birliğinin oluşturulması, ve The State University of New York (SUNY) ile İTÜ Denizcilik Fakültesi arasında çift diplomalı lisans programının gerçekleştirilmesi çalışmalarında bulundu.
1997 yılından günümüze Dr. İsmail Çiçek ABD savunma sektöründe proje yapan şirketlerde ve ABD Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı bünyesinde değişik program ve projelerde uzun yıllar (toplam 15 yıl) mühendis ve lider olarak çalışmalar yürüttü. Dr. Çiçek’in savunma sanayi deneyimi Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemlerini kullanan İnsansız Hava Aracı ve Sistemleri geliştirilmesi ve US Marine Corps’a teslimi, sabit kanat uçakların modernizasyonu (C-5, C-17, C-130 E/H/J, vb), askeri cihazlarının uçak, hava ve deniz araçlarında kullanılabilmesi için ortama uyumluluk testleri, insansız hava araçları için dizel motor geliştirilmesi ve uygulanması gibi önemli çalışmaları içermektedir.
Dr Çiçek, Raytheon ve Texas Tech Üniversitesi işbirliği ile hazırlanan Sistem Mühendisliği doktora programında Entegre Ürün Verifikasyon ve Validasyon dersini verdi. Titiz, enerjik ve mükemmel takım çalışması göstergeleri dolayısıyla İsmail Çiçek’e; Terra Health tarafından, 2009 yılında Mükemmel Mühendislik ve 2010 yılında Müşteriye Hizmette Üstünlük ödülleri, ABD Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı’nca çok sayıda ödül ve teşekkür mektupları takdim edildi.
Bir çok bilimsel ve mühendislik yayınları olan ve uluslararası konferans etkinlikleri bulunan Dr. İsmail Çiçek halen ASTM, ASME, IEEE ve ISO gibi uluslararası profesyonel kuruluşlarda aktif üye olup, askeri ve sivil standartlar geliştiren komitelerde çalışmalar yapmaktadır. Dr. Çiçek’in uluslararası sivil ve askeri standartlar konusunda uygulamalı tecrübeleri bulunmaktadır.
Dr. İsmail Cicek, 2012 yılından itibaren İTÜ Denizcilik Fakültesi’nde Öğretim Üyesi olarak görev yapmakta, Otomatik Kontrol Sistemleri, Gemi Makine Dairesi Simülatörleri, Gemi Kontrol Sistemleri, Mekanik Titreşimler ve benzeri dersler vermektedir. Dr. İsmail Çiçek Üniversite-Sanayi işbirliklerine önem vermektedir, bu sebeple de IMSO, TÜLOMSAŞ, MILPER, FEMSAN, ve benzeri kurum ve kuruluşlar ile birlikte çalışmalar da yapmıştır.