New insights on the sinking of MV Estonia

Andrzej Jasionowski, Dracos Vassalos

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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.
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 pages13
ISBN (Print)9789400714816
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2011

Publication series

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


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