Sensitivity analysis of the probabilistic damage stability regulations for RoPax vessels

G. Simopoulos, Dimitris Konovessis, Dracos Vassalos

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Abstract

In the light of the newly developed harmonised probabilistic damage stability regulations, set to come into force in 2009, this article presents a systematic and thorough analysis of the sensitivity of the Attained Subdivision Index with reference to a wide range of related design parameters. The sensitivity of the probabilistic regulations was investigated for a typical large RoPax vessel, with variation of parameters, such as the number, positioning and local optimisation of transverse bulkheads; the presence and position of longitudinal bulkheads below the main vehicle deck; the presence of side casings; and the height of the main deck and double bottom. The effects of water on deck and of operational parameters (draught, centre of gravity and trim) were also investigated. The results of the study, presented in graphical form, can provide valuable assistance to the designer when determining subdivision characteristics at the very early stage of the design process, resulting in optimal, efficient and safe ships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-177
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Technology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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  • sensitivity analysis
  • marine design
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In: Journal of Marine Science and Technology, Vol. 13, No. 2, 05.2008, p. 164-177.

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