Optimization of arrangements of Ro-Ro passenger ships with genetic algorithms

Evangelos K. Boulougouris, Apostolos D. Papanikolaou, George Zaraphonitis

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A formal multi-objective optimization procedure based on genetic algorithms is applied for the internal compartmentation of Ro-Ro ferries. Attained Subdivision Index, lane meters and steel weight are considered as object functions. Case studies for a typical Ro-Ro ferry yield realistic results and show that the optimization procedure can handle realistic design problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-105
Number of pages7
JournalShip Technology Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004


  • genetic algorithm
  • optimization
  • ro-ro


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