Design for safety and minimum life-cycle cost

Romanas Puisa, Dracos Vassalos, Luis Guarin, Georgios Mermiris

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The paper outlines an approach to multidisciplinary ship design via a software platform maintaining a holistic view on the overall ship quality. The platform integrates design and first-principles design evaluation tools that estimate performance indices of risk, costs, earnings and ship functionality. The platform has built-in mechanisms that determine dominant design parameters, derive parametric models and perform gradual optimisation of constantly updated response surfaces, thus guiding designers towards cost-effective design solutions. The applications aspects and results of the platform are also presented here.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ideas on Ship Stability and Capsizing in Waves
EditorsMarcelo Almeida Santos Neves, Vadim L. Belenky, Jean Otto de Kat, Kostas Spyrou, Naoya Umeda
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789400714816
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameFluid Mechanics and Its Applications
ISSN (Print)0926-5112


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