Advanced damaged stability assessment for surface combatants

Evangelos Boulougouris, Stuart Winnie, Apostolos Papanikolaou

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTAB2015
Subtitle of host publication12th International conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2015
Event12th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB 2015) - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Jun 201519 Jun 2015


Conference12th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB 2015)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • naval ships
  • damaged stability
  • probabilistic
  • survivability

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