Newport News Shipbuilding Shares Modeling and Simulation Practices During
MODSIM World Conference
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries' (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division will share modeling
and simulation practices used in the design and construction of aircraft
carriers and submarines during the MODSIM World Conference this week. The
shipyard is among more than 25 organizations sharing best practices at the
conference being held Tuesday through Thursday at the Hampton Roads Convention
Newport News representatives will discuss how simulation and visualization are
used in manufacturing and planning for ship inspections and overhauls.
Shipbuilders will also participate in hands-on modeling and simulation
demonstrations with area high school students that range from augmented
reality to gaming.
"Modeling and simulation is widely recognized as a discipline that allows
designing, testing, improving and training virtually, realizing savings in
both cost and time to implementation, as well as providing risk reduction,"
said Irin Hall, a technical product manager at Newport News Shipbuilding and
this year's MODSIM conference chairperson. "Our conference theme this year,
'Find the opportunity in change. Innovate, simulate ... evolve!' encapsulates
the spirit of taking advantage of unique opportunities to use modeling and
simulation to solve today's toughest challenges."
Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and maintains nuclear and
non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market
services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has
built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at
its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing
more than 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also
provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy
industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy.
For more information about HII, visit:
*HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
*HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
*HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries
CONTACT: Christie Miller
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