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.
- genetic algorithm
Boulougouris, E. K., Papanikolaou, A. D., & Zaraphonitis, G. (2004). Optimization of arrangements of Ro-Ro passenger ships with genetic algorithms. Ship Technology Research, 51(3), 99-105. https://doi.org/10.1179/str.2004.51.3.002