Optimization of oil outflow and cargo capacity of an AFRAMAX oil tanker design

A. Papanikolaou, G. Zaraphonitis, E. Boulougouris, B. U. Langbecker, S. Matho, P. Sames

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Abstract

The paper presents the parametric optimization of a double hull AFRAMAX tanker design, targeting reduced oil-outflow probability and increased cargo carrying capacity. The contradicting objectives of maximizing the cargo volume while at the same time minimum cargo area steel weight and mean oil outflow index are treated as part of a multi-objective decision making problem. A parametric geometrical ship model has been developed in NAPA®, while the structural model was created by POSEIDON®. The integration of the above software packages has been assigned to the modeFRONTIER® optimization software. The developed approach leads to an automated optimization procedure allowing an im proved feedback to the designer for the trade-off between the various design parameters, optimization criteria and decision-maker preferences. Obtained results suggest notable improvements in transport capacity and oil outflow performance of known well established yard designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics 2011
PublisherSociety of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Pages29-39
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781618399861
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event3rd International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics 2011 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 7 Oct 20118 Oct 2011

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics 2011
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period7/10/118/10/11

Keywords

  • accidental oil outflow
  • genetic algorithms
  • multi-criteria decision making
  • risk-based design
  • tanker design optimization
  • decision making
  • ship models
  • oil spills

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    Papanikolaou, A., Zaraphonitis, G., Boulougouris, E., Langbecker, B. U., Matho, S., & Sames, P. (2011). Optimization of oil outflow and cargo capacity of an AFRAMAX oil tanker design. In 3rd International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics 2011 (pp. 29-39). Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.