Consorzio Servizi Navali Industriali (CSNI Scarl) and Marinoni, European companies that specialize in flooring and fire prevention systems, are working on solutions to improve ship comfort. Their projects focus on reducing the noise that passes through deck structure into the cabins below and developing a new housing solution that reduces the height between decks.
The engineers looked at the ship’s structure with regard to reducing vibrations. There were hundreds of supports in the ship’s structure. Inserting an acoustical vibration dampening system at the base of the supports would dampen the vibrations and cut their flow.
The engineers will also identify and develop improvements for future ships. Such improvements will reduce structure weight, overall installation volume, and reduce construction and refitting time costs. This part focuses mostly on the hotel part of the ship.
The companies’ objective are to industrialize the system and pinpoint a configuration that can attain the highest dampening of the widest spectrum of vibro-acoustic frequencies, all while maintaining shipbuilding requirements.
CSNI Scarl and Marinoni presented their work at the March 19, 2018 Italian Association for the Council of European Municipalities and Regions
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