The ship simulator at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) provides an environment to train for civil works missions along waterways. Since the 1980’s, it has allowed engineers and boat pilots the opportunity to test scenarios for channel improvement and navigation.

HPCMP resources at the ERDC DoD Supercomputing Resource Center support the Ship Simulator Program by facilitating advanced modeling and simulation of complex physical processes, such as coastal waves, littoral zone effects, and ship wakes. This also provides an environment to test amphibious navigation and difficult landing scenarios for both work civil works and military operations.