One of the major contributors to survivability of a surface combatant is her vulnerability to weapon effects and as such the damage stability characteristics have a direct influence on vulnerability. There are serious concerns about the limitations of the current semi-empirical deterministic criteria in which a combatant’s damage stability is assessed upon. This paper details a comparison between the current approach and a newly presented probabilistic approach with the aim of determining which will result in a more accurate way of estimating the level of survivability of a particular design. A study is also presented in which the damage length used is increased to merchant standards of 0.24Lbp.
|Title of host publication||STAB2015|
|Subtitle of host publication||12th International conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles|
|Publisher||University of Strathclyde|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jun 2015|
|Event||12th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB 2015) - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Jun 2015 → 19 Jun 2015
|Conference||12th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB 2015)|
|Period||14/06/15 → 19/06/15|
- naval ships
- damaged stability
Boulougouris, E., Winnie, S., & Papanikolaou, A. (2015). Advanced damaged stability assessment for surface combatants. In STAB2015: 12th International conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (pp. 967-978). University of Strathclyde.