Impact assessment of wave statistics on ship survivability

Donald Paterson, Georgios Atzampos, Dracos Vassalos, Evangelos Boulougouris

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This paper presents a brief summary of the work conducted by the MSRC at Strathclyde University in which the effect of operational location on the estimation of a vessel’s survival probability has been investigated and new s- factor formulations proposed. Further work is presented in which updated accident wave statistics have been used in order to assess the impact of vessel specific data on the predicted survivability. A test case on a large container ship has been conducted in order to gauge the effect of the new s-factor formula on the Attained Subdivision Index and thus the vessel safety level with regards to collision damage.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018
EventTransport Research Arena (TRA) 2018 - Reed Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 16 Apr 201819 Apr 2018


ConferenceTransport Research Arena (TRA) 2018
Abbreviated titleTRA2018


  • survivability
  • damage stability
  • probabilistic framwork
  • s-factor


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