Probabilistic Rules-Based Optimal Design of Ro-Ro Passenger Ships (ROROPROB)

Duration: 01.03.2000 – 28.02.2003 (36 months)

Coordination: Deltamarin

Partners: Instituto Superior Técnico; Strathclyde University; NTUA; DTU; DNV; Sirehna; Kvaerner Masa-Yards; Lund Mohr; CONS.A.R.; Hellenic Register of Shipping; Astilleros Españoles; WEGEMT

Funding Entity: EU – GROWTH Programme

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The overall technical objective of the project is to develop a formalised design methodology for optimal compartmentation and internal arrangements of passenger Ro-Ro ships adopting the probabilistic concept of damage stability to address the survivability of a damaged vessel. The objectives include to evaluate the robustness of a probabilistic rules-based design procedure in a range of scenarios and its sensitivity to the main design parameters involved in the assessment process and hence define suitable constraints as appropriate; to develop local and global optimisation techniques for enhanced damage stability characteristics and integrate these within the design methodology and to demonstrate the developed probabilistic rules-based methodology on Ro-Ro concept designs to meet specific used-defined criteria and requirements.

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