The paper presents the latest results from the ongoing research study on the sinking of Estonia, aimed at establishing a verifiable loss scenario by using stateof- the-art numerical and experimental tools to address all pertinent issues: flooding mechanism, coupled flooding-ship-sea dynamics, deterioration of watertight integrity and the abandonment process. The strategy in approaching this problem and the new insights derived from the adopted process are presented leading to early conclusions on the likely loss scenario.
|Title of host publication||Contemporary Ideas on Ship Stability and Capsizing in Waves|
|Editors||Marcelo Almeida Santos Neves, Vadim L. Belenky, Jean Otto de Kat, Kostas Spyrou, Naoya Umeda|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 17 May 2011|
|Name||Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications|