From Mar. 22-23, 2017, The first
Sino-France Conference on Numerical Tank Communication and Cooperation was held
in ¨¦cole Centrale de Nantes (France). Prof. Wenyang Duan, who is the chief
architect of the Numerical Tank Innovation Program and a Chang Jiang Scholar of
Ministry of Education of the People¡¯s Republic of China, and his colleagues
working on Numeric Tank technology in Harbin Engineering University attended
the conference and signed a memorandum of cooperation.
Prof. Pierre Ferrand of the ¨¦cole Centrale
de Nantes (France) hosted the conference. The representatives from France,
including France BV Classification Society, ¨¦cole Centrale de Nantes (France),
Hydrocean company and other French institutes; and the representatives from the
China, including Harbin Engineering University, No. 702 Institute of CSIC, No.
708 Institute of CSSC, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Dalian University of
Technology and other Chinese institutes participated the conference.
Prof. Wenyang Duan of Harbin Engineering
University gave a general introduction on the Chinese Numerical Tank programs
to the audiences. The two sides from China and France exchanged in depth on
specific technologies of Numerical Tank. They also discussed the mechanism of
exchange and cooperation of the two sides. They signed a memorandum of
cooperation, in which the two sides agreed to carry out in-depth cooperation in
the areas of joint training of talents, exchange of physical model, test
database, verification of virtual test results, certification of Virtual
Experiment System Classification Society. Both sides also agreed for the promotion
of government supports and funds.
With a total investment about 270 million
yuan, the "Numerical Tank Innovation Special (a)" , led by the Harbin
Engineering University , has jointly approved by Chinese Ministry of Industry
and Ministry of Finance in 2016. As the main participants, Institutes and
Universities from China, France, America, UK, Japan have composed the
international research team that can represent global
frontier of research on numerical tank.